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With the ongoing Peyton Manning saga, I only see one outcome if Indianapolis gets the 2012 No. 1 pick.
The Colts would draft Andrew Luck.
I don't see any type of trades that would get them out of choosing Luck. However, the next decision after is up in the air.
ESPN analyst Herm Edwards has offered up a situation where the Colts draft Andrew Luck and trade Peyton Manning because like the Dolphins, Indy needs more help than just a QB.
Throwing Peyton on the trading block definitely opens some doors. Now, teams who will only have a handful of wins are now in the running for a Pro Bowl QB. Those teams might include Washington, Seattle, Denver, Cleveland and maybe even Miami.
Don't you think that those teams might give up a few picks for Peyton Manning?
If Indy trades Peyton, I would expect they could get at least two picks in this draft and probably a pick in next year's draft as well. I'm thinking of Peyton Manning for a 2012 first round pick, 2012 second round pick and a 2013 first/second round pick type trade.
Once we finally know the true condition of Peyton Manning's injury, we will be able to assess his future in Indy. If he's available for next year, Andrew Luck might enter into an Aaron Rodgers under Brett Favre situation.