The Colts have the top pick in the 2012 Draft in April, and we all know that they will take Andrew Luck with their pick (you’d at least think so, right?). Franchise QB Peyton Manning also has a $28 million dollar bonus that is due in March.
I think the decision is pretty clear on this one: the Colts need to trade Manning while they can.
Let’s face it folks, the Colts have seen what life is like without Manning. They stink without him, plain and simple. The same team that went 10-6 last season finished at 2-14 this season.
That poor record means that the Colts need to no delay the inevitable and rebuild NOW. And what better way to rebuild than to trade Peyton and garner some draft picks. An extra #1 and #2 would go a long way in landing the Colts some much-needed talent.
Look, life in Indy was not pretty this season. Hell the Colts brass fired both Bill and Chris Polian, the vice-president and the general manager respectively.
Therefore, the Colts need to not pussy-foot around and deal Manning while they can still get the best deal for him.