Even in the midst of a truly awful season, the Indianapolis Colts should be smiling about their chances of drafting Andrew Luck No. 1 overall.
After their many, many weeks of suffering, Colts fans may finally learn what it's like to have the next big thing lead their franchise to a decade of dominance.
Oh, wait. That's right—they're the only ones who know what that's like.
There is no justice.
There has been some skepticism about Peyton Manning's chances of returning from a serious neck injury, so drafting his successor has become urgent. Even if he is able to return, the Colts may find it difficult to pass on a commodity like Luck.
And even if they think Peyton has another four elite years in the tank, Luck clearly represents the best pure value of any player in the draft.
If the Colts lose the race to the bottom, they will still find themselves in a very unique position come draft day. Drafting a lottery pick for Peyton Manning to play with is something Colts fans have yet to be spoiled with.