Don’t go Peyton!
This is a tragic end to a great relationship. Peyton Manning is the reason that Lucas Oil Field was built. While Manning was quarterback, the Colts broke the record for most wins in a decade. Manning is one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time, but due to his missing the 2011 season the Colts went 3-13 and came to the conclusion that they need to go in a different direction.
Jim Irsay suffers from the Jerry Jones syndrome. Irsay wants to be the face of the Colts franchise and the only way that’s possible is with Peyton Manning no longer being a part of the Colts franchise. Irsay was hoping that Manning would retire to avoid this tough predicament; however, Irsay shouldn’t have made this situation public, but he wanted his face to be seen as the new head of the ‘horseshoe.’
Colts cutting Peyton Manning is a massive mistake. For a team that many analysts widely agree has many holes, the Colts are in the perfect position to trade their #1 overall pick and then get multiple draft picks which would help them rebuild. No matter how good Andrew Luck is, he’ll never be as good as Peyton Manning.
As an avid Peyton Manning supporter, I only wish him the best and hope that he finds the right match and they win the Superbowl. Hopefully the last few years of his career are great and he doesn’t wind up tarnishing his legacy.