Peyton Manning gave the Colts 13 fantastic seasons before an injury forced him to sit out the 2011 season. His absence may have turned into a blessing in disguise, as it led to a 2-14 season that brought Andrew Luck to town.
Based on his rookie year in 2012, Luck is likely to ensure at least another decade of solid play at the helm. Luck, head coach Chuck Pagano; General Manager Ryan Grigson and a new cast of characters led to a dramatic nine game single-season turnaround and a return to the playoffs.
So how good can Luck be? There are still a lot of holes to be filled on this Colts roster. But Kyle Rodriguez, assistant editor of Colts Authority and a featured columnist at Bleacher Report, says last year’s run is quite likely just the tip of the iceberg.
Here’s what he had to say.
Zoneblitz: Indianapolis made it back to the playoffs much more quickly than expected. To what do you attribute the 2012 playoff run?
Rodriguez: There were plenty of factors in the Colts’ improbable playof...