Originally written on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 12/20/11

Can you say awwwwwkward? In a column at Yahoo! Sports, Jason Cole says Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck is expected to choose Peyton Manning‘s agents to represent him. Luck is expected to be the top pick in the draft, although some teams reportedly prefer Robert Griffin III. We’ve already heard that Peyton Manning may try to force a trade if the team drafts Luck, so this makes matters even more complicated.

Tom Condon and Ben Dogra at CAA may end up in a messy situation. If they sign Luck as a client, they’ll try to get him drafted first overall. They’ll also try to negotiate the best possible contract for him, and they might prefer that he begins playing immediately. Would that motivate them to push for Peyton to be traded? I would think so.

You can say that Luck should just choose another agent to avoid the conflict of interest, but why should he have to choose different representation because of the circumstance? Perhaps the only way around this potentially awkward scenario is if the Colts win another game and end up tied with the Vikings for the worst record in the league. Minnesota would have the top overall pick in that scenario. The Colts would likely be picking ahead of the Rams if both teams end up with 2-14 records.

H/T Evan Silva

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