This weekend may just be one of the most memorable for the future of Indianapolis Colts’ fans. Their favorite quarterback, one of the best to ever play the game — Peyton Manning — will be having a statue of himself unveiled and his jersey retired in a little more than a 24-hour period.
One thing that isn’t often spoken about, or even made widely aware, is his relationships with his backup quarterbacks. Most notably Brock Huard, Jim Sorgi and Curtis Painter have been not only friends with Manning since their times together with the Colts — and have all remained in close contact — but now have a relationship with each other.
Teammates often become great friends and become people who each can depend on. Manning and these three backups, in particular, played together — through wins and losses and real life experiences as well. Bud Light brought these three former backups together to celebrate the career of their mutual friend and there will be a video up tomorrow showing just how close they were.
I was able to get the opportunity to interview two of these — Jim Sorgi and Curtis Painter — to get some first-hand accounts of their experiences with the man of Indianapolis, Peyton Manning. Enjoy.
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