NFL History Says Indianapolis Colts Should Draft Andrew Luck

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NFL History Says Indianapolis Colts Should Draft Andrew Luck
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Will Andrew Luck replace Peyton Manning in Indianapolis?

After watching another pitiful Indianapolis Colts loss, a 31-7 thumping to Atlanta, it is evident that the Colts did not prepare themselves for life without Peyton Manning.

What about life after Manning?

Will they, if they "win" the top pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, pick Stanford QB Andrew Luck?

Manning will be 36 years old when the 2012 season starts. Having a quarterback beyond the age of 35 would be an issue for some teams. Add that to the neck problems that have caused him to miss this entire season magnifies the problem even more.

Manning will most likely be a first-ballot Hall of Fame inductee.

Who the Colts bring in to be the future of the franchise will set their course for maybe another 15 years.

Here is a look at how some other teams attempted to replace a Hall-of-Fame quarterback and how they have done in the years since.

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