Andrew Luck, who is expected to be the #1 pick and quarterback taken this year, has not proven himself to be a elite NFL player. Yet, that does not worry some Colts "fans" as they wished upon losing to the Jacksonville Jaguars, our division rivals, to secure drafting him up. To be honest, it is impossible not to wish to get the "next best thing" but my integrity stops me from wishing my favorite team losing no matter the benefits of getting some "luck". From now on, there will be only talk of possibly releasing Manning and the drafting of Luck. This is what I see happening if we do get Luck.
Silently, other unknown elements creep into the picture with drafting Luck. The development of a young quarterback just entering the league depends highly on the foundation around him. Blaine Gabbert, last year first round draft choice for the Jags, had his growth stunted with poor wide receiving core and only running-back MJD and TE Lewis as a possible play-maker. Looking at what our team would be like only adding Luck to our team here is how his growth could be. Our running game has improved and has potential but potential means nothing and if Wayne doesn't get resigned Luck will have a hard time throwing the ball vs other NFL players. Although Garcon has improved he is not a #1 threat as of now. Dallas Clark is soon entering into the declining years but Tony Gonzalez has been doing it for a long time but Clark isn't the new future. Our line is starting to shape up but when young quarterbacks get knocked around they begin to grow bad habits. Unless we get some key rookies or young players that can help Luck it wont be a great situation for the his rookie year. Needless, to say none of this matters if Caldwell is still HC. Luck will not only need a great FO, a great supporting class, and a good coach. Anyone can be a great player in college but it takes a team and a great coach to win a Superbowl ring.