Former Indianapolis Colts head coach and current NBC NFL analyst Tony Dungy was a guest on ESPN Radio’s Mike and Mike in the Morning on Thursday.
ESPN NFL analyst Mark Schlereth was sitting in on the show and asked Dungy if quarterback Peyton Manning would be able to work with Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck if the Colts do end up drafting him.
Dungy indicated that he doesn’t think there would be any problems when it comes to Manning being on the same team as Luck. He indicated that Manning knows he’ll play in Indy as long as he wants and as long he’s healthy.
Dungy mentioned that he doesn’t believe the attitude of the Colts is to draft Luck and dump Manning. He feels that Manning would love to win a couple more Super Bowls and help Luck develop as an NFL quarterback.
Dungy finished up the interview by admitting that he would also select Luck in next year’s draft if he was the Colts.
I’m sure Manning wouldn’t mind helping Luck get acclimated to the NFL, but is it really beneficial for him to sit for three years when he has the talent to start right away in the NFL? I don’t think so.
In the modern day NFL, rookie quarterbacks are more ready then people realize to start from day one. It would be a mistake for the Colts to make Luck wait a few years for Manning to step aside and let him take over.Follow PFZ on Twitter @ProFootballZone