After multiple neck surgeries, Peyton Manning has missed the first six weeks of the 2011 season. Boy, has it has been an ugly six weeks for Indianapolis.
With Manning, the Colts seem to be perennial Super Bowl contenders. Without him, they don't look like they could beat the Cincinnati Bearcats—forget beating the Bengals.
Though Manning hadn't missed a start until this year, his career could be significantly altered after such a serious neck injury. How much longer can he really play—and will he even be the same when he returns?
Enter Andrew Luck.
The Colts could have an uber-talented QB waiting in the wings. It would be a perfect situation for Luck to study under a future Hall of Fame quarterback before taking the reins of the franchise.
Story sound familiar? (See Aaron Rodgers/Brett Favre)
The Colts must draft Luck if presented with the opportunity.