Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 8/23/12
The Indianapolis Colts had one of the more tensed off-seasons to say the least.On July 30, 2011, the Colts signed Peyton Manning to a 5 year, $90 million contract after negotiations in which he made it clear that he did not need to be the highest-paid player in the NFL.Shortly after giving the all-world quarterback of the last decade a hefty sum, things went south. The Colts parted way with the quarterback who had been the face of the organization for so long.Truly a sad occasion... but then Luck struck!The Colts sought out to get their QB of the future. With the first pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, the Colts took Andrew Luck.Although Luck has been poised and calm throughout the process, he has to feel the immense pressure that comes along with filling the shoes of arguably the greatest signal caller ever.During the Manning era, a good case could be made that the AFC South was the weakest division in the NFL.Why?Because the Colts rarely left any room for debate as to who would win the ...
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