'Aint Not Doubt' That Andrew Luck Will Be The Colts Starter Day One

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

Sometime after 8:00 p.m. ET, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will stand up at a podium center stage at Radio city Music Hall in NYC, and he will utter the famous (or infamous) words, "With the first pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, the Indianapolis Colts select Andrew Luck, quarterback, Stanford."

The moment he does that, Luck becomes Indy's starting quarterback. So says common sense. So says the Colts offensive coordinator, Bruce Arians.

What also "aint in doubt" is Arians' career now being tied to Luck's. Arians has a very impressive track record developing quarterbacks. He was Peyton Manning's QB coach fro 1998-2000, and to this day Manning cites Arians as a key individual in his early success.

Arians also transformed Ben Roethlisberger from a mediocre quarterback known for assaulting women in hotels and bars to a Top Ten quarterback also known for assaulting women in hotels and bars.

While I doubt Luck will have the same off-the-field embarrassments that Roethlisberger is tagged with, if he can come close to the success of he and Peyton Manning, he'll be what everyone expects him to be: A helluva quarterback.

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