Unless something dramatic and unexpected happens, Colts owner Jim Irsay will decline to pay a $28 million option bonus to Peyton Manning on March 8, and the future Hall of Fame quarterback will become an unrestricted free agent.
The Colts will move on by selecting former Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck with the first overall pick in April’s draft, completing an extreme home makeover of one of the previous decade’s most consistently victorious professional sports franchises.
As one Colts source said earlier this week, “Luck is The Guy. I don’t care what happens [at the combine]. I don’t care if Griffin flies.”