Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 11/23/12
"With the first pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, the Indianapolis Colts select Andrew Luck, quarterback, Stanford"With those 17 words spoken by NFL Commissioner, Roger Goodell, the Indianapolis Colts ushered in a new era of Colts football. Since 1998, the only thing Colts fans have known and cared about has been Peyton Manning. And now, just like that, the future Hall-of-Famer is out and the unproven rookie is in.Give Jim Irsay, the Colts owner, credit for making a decision to move on from Manning after Manning missed all of the 2011 season with a neck injury. In 2011, the Colts finished 2-14 and missed the playoffs for the first time since 2001. In Manning's 13 years with the Colts, they won eight division titles and finished 1-1 in two Super Bowl appearances.Andrew Luck took over a team that had very few old pieces in place, after Irsay made swift changes at the end of 2011. A new general manager (Ryan Griggson), a new head coach (Chuck Pagano), a new offensive coordinator (Bruce Aryan...
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