Archie Manning: Peyton, Luck together might not be good idea
Archie Manning said Tuesday he doesn't necessarily think it is a good idea for his son Peyton and Andrew Luck to wind up together on the Indianapolis Colts next season.
Archie Manning, speaking on Fox Sports Radio's Zakk & Jack Show, said via the Indianapolis Star, "“I doubt if either one wants to play on the same team."
Archie Manning was once a teammate of Andrew Luck's father, Oliver, when both were with the Houston Oilers in the early 1980s and says he knows both father and son well. The younger Luck has been at the Manning Passing Academy.
Archie pointed to the success that young quarterbacks like Cam Newton and Andy Dalton have found this season, saying that Luck probably wouldn't want to sit and learn behind his future Hall of Fame son, who figures to come back next season after missing all of 2011 thus far following neck surgery.
“I don’t think it’d necessarily be great for either one. I think Andrew’s the type of mature player," Archie said. ". . . he can walk right in. I mean, these other three or four guys that are playing this year, (if) they can walk in and contribute, Andrew can, too.’’
While Colts vice chairman Bill Polian said he had talked to Peyton about the possibility of he and Luck co-existing next year, Peyton indicated that he has had no talks about Luck with the Colts' front office.
Terry McCormick covers the Titans for TitanInsider.com