Originally written on DraftAce  |  Last updated 11/6/14

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning looks to throw the ball downfield during player warm ups prior to their game against the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas on November 29, 2009. UPI/Aaron M. Sprecher Photo via Newscom

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The Colts now have a two-game lead in the Suck For Luck race, all but ensuring themselves a shot at drafting Peyton Manning’s eventual replacement. The only thing standing in their way could be Manning’s objection.

Apparently that won’t be an issue.

According to an AP report, Bill Polian stated “Peyton and I have spoken about [drafting his successor], and he’s OK with that.”

This has to come as a relief for Colts fans. They can now look forward to Manning’s return in 2012 (and possibly beyond) before he gives way to Luck. Few, if any, teams have ever had such a smooth transition planned out two to three years in advance. While this has been a rough year in Indy, there’s no reason to think they won’t reload and become contenders again for the next 10+ years with Luck at the helm.

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