Originally written on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 11/18/14

Over the past few weeks, we have heard so many different opinions about what the Colts should do with their draft pick in April that it is just about time to stop listening. Most people seem to believe Andrew Luck is the obvious choice and a quarterback that could contribute almost immediately in Indianapolis. At least one former Colts coach believes Robert Griffin III is the better choice and would have more to offer an NFL offense. Former NFL quarterback Joe Theismann is a member of Team Luck, but for a slightly more dramatic reason.

“First of all, if you’re the Indianapolis Colts, you have to draft Andrew Luck,” Theismann said during an interview with SiriusXM’s Mad Dog Radio on Friday. “He’s as complete a package as you are going to get coming in to professional football. Andrew Luck, if you have him available and you are the Indianapolis Colts and you saw what happened when you lost Peyton Manning, you have to go draft him. Dan Orlovsky, Curtis Painter are not the future of the Indianapolis Colts. So I think you have to draft him irrespective of what gets worked out regarding Peyton.

“I hope (Manning) does come back, but I would say right now on this show, I don’t think Peyton Manning will be back in a uniform to play football, for his health and for his safety. Ever again. I mean, he hasn’t practiced. He hasn’t taken a hit. You’re rolling the dice on $28 million for him to take a hit. Would you do it?”

Manning returned to throwing toward the end of the season, but his future is up in the air. History tells us he’ll do everything he can to get back into playing shape over the offseason, but if he’s at risk of seriously injuring his neck Theismann could be right. Colts fans aren’t yet ready to face the possibility of Manning never playing again because it came on so abruptly, but unfortunately it isn’t that far-fetched an idea.

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3 Comments:
  • Joe Theisman is a retard! His only claim to fame is that he got his leg "snapped like a twi"g by Lt. in a cocaine induced violent streak! Should have aimed for his neck - LT. Theisman was a pretty good QB in his day but he was a jerk off the field.
    He has always been an opinionated loud mouth looking for someone else with 1/2 a brain to listen to him. You rarely see him doing commentating work for the NFL and when you do - most people turn him off and walk the other way when he talks. His comments are usually one sided and full over overinflated hype towards none other than himself. He is a blemish on the face of the Redskins!
  • As the parent of a child with special needs, I wish you didn't use the word retard. You might hate Theisman, but he doesn't have special needs.
  • As far as the Andrew Luck thing goes - Luck is supposed to be the second coming of YA Tittle or better! It would be smart business of the Colts to pick him with their first pick. As for Manning - he'll be back! He will serve as a good mentor to Luck for a few years until Luck is ready to take over the team Payton Built!
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