Luck's father Oliver served as the rookie backup quarterback to Peyton Manning's father Archie Manning for the Houston Oilers in the 1980s.
Luck told Letterman in the interview:
Archie was a seasoned vet, you know, a great guy. And I guess Peyton and Cooper, his older brother, would come into town to Houston, and it was my dad’s job to drive them to McDonald’s in his Mazda as the rookie backup quarterback.
Now we obviously won't be seeing Luck running errands for any of the Colts' other quarterbacks this season, but it is ironic that this kind of connection exists between two No. 1 overall selections by Indianapolis.
Although the post-Peyton Manning era has begun, Luck is arguably the best NFL draft prospect since Manning. That said, Colts fans have the right guy in Luck because of his optimism about the new beginning or neglect to "rebuild."
Said Luck to Letterman:
You don't want to use the word "rebuilding" too much. I think there's a negative connotation attached with it.
This is a great attitude for a player of Luck's caliber to have entering the pros. Rebuilding can be interpreted as not making an immediate turnaround, so staying as positive as possible for the 2012 season in terms of a new chapter suffices.
Next up, the 2012 NFL season.
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