Mar 22, 2012; Stanford CA, USA; Stanford Cardinal quarterback Andrew Luck during pro day at Stanford Practice Fields. Mandatory Credit: Jason O. Watson-US PRESSWIRE
The Colts have a private workout scheduled for Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck, the player most expect Indy to select No. 1 overall in the 2012 NFL Draft. The private workout is scheduled sometime in the next couple of weeks. According to Associated Press, Colts G.M. Ryan Grigson was ill last week, which was why he personally did not attend the Pro Days for Luck or Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III. Head coach Chuck Pagano did attend RG3's Pro Day while quarterback coach Clyde Christensen went to Luck's.
Speaking of RG3, the Colts do not plan to have a private workout with him between now and the draft. Grigson stated in a call to media yesterday that:
Circumstances didn’t allow us to do anything private with [Griffin], so we did the usual pro day. We did the best we could with that situation. We do have a private workout that we’re scheduling with Andrew [Luck] in the future, which will be here in the upcoming weeks.
It would be interesting to know what those "circumstances" are.
Grigson and Colts owner Jim Irsay seem to be going out of their way to let everyone know they haven't made up their mind even though every league person I and others have spoken to says the Colts will take Luck. In fact, most league people I spoke with chuckle whenever Irsay or Grigson say they are still evaluating.
Remember the Yahoo! Sports article from Michael Silver, where he quoted a Colts team source prior to the Scouting Combine in February:
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."
Also, if the Colts are truly still evaluating things, don't you think Grigson, the man whose entire legacy and reputation will be tied to this draft selection, might want to see Griffin in person? If "circumstances" are preventing that from happening, that either means the Colts have made up their mind (and are lying when they say they are still evaluating), or Griffin has essentially told the Colts to go screw.
Personally, I think it is the former. I have not seen or heard anything to suggest that Griffin wouldn't want to play in Indianapolis, and it only makes logical sense that, should the Colts truly wish to draft Griffin, that he meet with and workout for Ryan Grigson.
So, write it down: The Colts are taking Andrew Luck. The fact that the front office is working him out in Indianapolis, and not Griffin, should tell you all you need to know about who the new franchise quarterback will be in Indianapolis.