Former Indianapolis Colts head coach and current NBC NFL analyst Tony Dungy was a guest on the Dan Patrick Show to discuss the future of the Colts and April’s NFL draft.
Dungy doesn’t believe that it’s guaranteed that the Colts will draft Stanford’s Andrew Luck at this point.
Dan Patrick asked Dungy which quarterback he’d take with the first overall pick.
‘I haven’t seen enough of everybody, but I like those mobile guys. I saw Andrew Luck play twice against Oregon and he played great and he’s a great player. But, you know the way the game is, and the guys that bring that extra dimension… I love Aaron Rodgers. Now I’d take Aaron Rodgers of Brady and Brees for the pressure he puts on the defenses with his running ability. And I just see these guys like (Robert) Griffin (III) and Russell Wilson and they’re intriguing to me.
” have to study him, but just off of one game, you know watching a couple of games, I like Robert Griffin (III).”
Patrick then asked, “Over Luck?”
Dungy replied, ” I do, just watching him play a couple of games, not watching or studying every play.”
Dungy was asked what he’d do with Colts quarterback Peyton Manning.
“It all really depends on how Peyton comes along in the next few weeks and how the rehab goes,” Dungy said.
Dungy believes that if Manning is cleared to play, he’ll remain with the Colts.
“If he’s cleared to play, he’s going to be the quarterback of the Colts,” Dungy said. “It’s going to be just like the Aaron Rodgers deal (in Green Bay).”
Dungy made a great point by bringing up the fact that the top three quarterbacks in the NFL right now, Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers and Drew Brees, weren’t drafted first overall. “I don’t know that you have to have the can’t miss guy,” Dungy said.
Dungy is confident that Jim Caldwell will remain with the Colts in 2012. “I think Jim Caldwell is going to be the head coach next year,” Dungy said.
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