Bill Polian: Jim Irsay Preferred Andrew Luck To Robert Griffin III

(Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Former Colts president Bill Polian is now an analyst for ESPN while also doing work for SIRIUS Radio. Recently, PFT's Evan Silva quoted Polian talking about Colts owner Jim Irsay and his preference for Andrew Luck over Robert Griffin III. The assumption here in these quotes is Polian is talking about his conversations about both players with Irsay while Polian was still an employee of the Colts.

Silva also stated that it is clear Jim Irsay is the brains behind the Colts taking Andrew Luck No. 1 overall, not G.M. Ryan Grigson. Personally, I agree with this.

There's a reason Grigson's title is "general manager" and not "president" or "vice chairman." Even if it was, at the end of the day, Irsay is going to have final say. History tells us that was the case in 1998 with Peyton Manning. Irsay was in love with him, as was then-head coach Jim Mora Sr. Rumors have always swirled that Polian was more in enamored with Ryan Leaf, but those have never been confirmed.

For Grigson, he's charged with building the team around Luck. No easy feat. However, anyone thinking that Grigson was going to make this call with the No. 1 pick is a fool. This is all Irsay.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Stampede Blue

You must be a member of Stampede Blue to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Stampede Blue. You should read them.

Join Stampede Blue

You must be a member of Stampede Blue to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Stampede Blue. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker