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Some fear Luck could make a power play

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As the “Suck for Luck” campaign moves from simmer toward full boil, there’s a caveat.  If sucking for Luck creates the impression that the franchise sucks too badly, Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck could make an Eli Manning-style power play.

Albert Breer of NFL.com reports that some in league circles are concerned that Luck and his father, WVU athletics director Oliver Luck (who once was the 44th overall pick in the draft), could make it known that Andrew doesn’t want to play, or simply won’t play, for the team that holds the top pick in the draft, in the hopes of forcing a trade.

“Absolutely.  I’ve heard that for the last two years,” an unnamed scout told Breer.  “There’s no question that it could be a Manning thing all over again.”

The “Manning thing” refers to the 2004 draft.  Archie Manning, former NFL quarterback, made it clear that Eli didn’t want to play for the Chargers, who held the first pick in the draft.  So the Chargers took Eli and then traded him to the Giants, who had taken Philip Rivers with the fourth overall pick.  (As legend has it, Archie took the heat for the move, even though it was Eli who desperately didn’t want to play for the Chargers.)

Forcing a trade represents the far more realistic alternative to Andrew Luck simply choosing to stay in school another year in order to avoid playing for an organization that he and his father deem to be dysfunctional.  Indeed, there’s no guarantee that, if Andrew Luck spends one more season at Stanford, the franchise with the first pick in 2013 will be as bad or worse than the franchise that emerges with the first pick in 2012.

This means that, once a team secures the first overall pick, communications will commence with the Lucks to find out whether Andrew is lukewarm about playing for that franchise — and whether anything can be done to make the team more attractive, such as hiring a certain coach.  As Breer points out, the situation gives Luck plenty of power as his pro career commences.

Of course, the ultimate irony would arise if the Broncos lose to the Dolphins on Sunday, if the Broncos ultimately “earn” the top pick, and if the best Stanford quarterback since John Elway does to the team Elway currently runs that which Elway did 28 years ago, forcing a trade just like Elway did.

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116 Responses to “Some fear Luck could make a power play”
  1. bengals3285 says: Oct 19, 2011 10:01 AM

    Luck is going to the dolphins with a new head coach. The dolphins will be great again.

  2. yankeemofo says: Oct 19, 2011 10:02 AM

    After all this fawning by the media, Luck will be a bust.

  3. lapsncaps says: Oct 19, 2011 10:02 AM

    Maybe he can be drafted by the Vikings, force them to trade the pick, then ultimately move to LA…oh the irony

  4. itsmammoth says: Oct 19, 2011 10:02 AM

    bust.

  5. ravenution says: Oct 19, 2011 10:04 AM

    The Chargers got the better QB anyway.

  6. djrando7 says: Oct 19, 2011 10:06 AM

    I am going out on a limb here, and saying that if the Broncos DO in fact have the first pick in the draft, there would be no way in HELL Luck would not want to play for the Broncos. He looks up to John Elway, and the main reason he didn’t come out last season was because he wanted to play for John in Denver, and knew it would have been a fiasco with a terrible owner in Jerry Richardson. The kid is smart.

    If Denver does beat the Fins this week, I still think that Denver would be the second to third overall pick. So whomever the first pick is, Luck could still pull the power play and say he will only play for John/John. Then the Broncos could take Barkley with the third or fourth, and do the ole switcharoo.

  7. jimbobobjr says: Oct 19, 2011 10:06 AM

    “Of course, the ultimate irony would arise if the Broncos lose to the Dolphins on Sunday, if the Broncos ultimately “earn” the top pick, and if the best Stanford quarterback since John Elway does to the team Elway currently runs that which Elway did 28 years ago, forcing a trade from the Colts to the Broncos just like Eli did.”

    ———————————–

    Haha, that would be hilarious. It would’ve taken 28 years, but Karma finally catches up to Elway.

  8. The Commish says: Oct 19, 2011 10:06 AM

    “even though it was Eli who desperately didn’t want to play for the Chargers”

    – Source?

  9. drshakedown74 says: Oct 19, 2011 10:06 AM

    I bet Luck will be a Viking.

  10. amanistumor says: Oct 19, 2011 10:07 AM

    If he doesn’t want to play for the team that drafts him #1 he shouldn’t be allowed into the NFL.

    It’s really that simple. Be less Eli, more Peyton!

  11. threedeep1998 says: Oct 19, 2011 10:09 AM

    What Daddy’s boys. “My son won’t play for this team bark bark bark”. Man up and go into an organization to change it.

  12. vomitingliberals says: Oct 19, 2011 10:09 AM

    If Luck pulls a punk move like Eli did, and my Dolphins have the #1 pick, there is still a very solid option…

    Trade Luck where he wants to go, but ONLY for a slew of high picks, while still landing a QB like Landry Jones of OU or Matt Barkley of USC. I want the Phins to do all they can to get Luck if they have the top pick in April’s draft, but if he resists, the franchise has options too. No worries!

  13. myspaceyourface says: Oct 19, 2011 10:09 AM

    Aren’t the Colts & Rams still winless?

    Wouldn’t one of these teams have the #1 pick?

  14. joetoronto says: Oct 19, 2011 10:10 AM

    You can’t blame Eli for not wanting to go to the Chargers though.

    AJ Smith brought Eli to the trophy room to show him what AJ called “The great history of the Chargers”, but the trophy case was bare.

    And still is.

  15. seneca1ss says: Oct 19, 2011 10:11 AM

    I hope he does it. Teach the teams trying to tank it a lesson (quitters)

    Don’t want the NFL to be like NBA

  16. wingshater21 says: Oct 19, 2011 10:11 AM

    Or he could decide he wants to play for his Stanford Alum and be the next coming in Denver!!

  17. herokravon says: Oct 19, 2011 10:11 AM

    Remember he said Carolina holding the #1 pick did not make his decision to go back to school. Really? Really? Really?

  18. brutus9448 says: Oct 19, 2011 10:12 AM

    or maybe luck wouldn’t want to play for denver and forces a trade to the colts or dolphins. That would be awesome. Right in your face elway

  19. h07z says: Oct 19, 2011 10:12 AM

    What a terrible photo. He looks like Ogre from Revenge of the Nerds.

  20. wtfpft says: Oct 19, 2011 10:12 AM

    I can see him maybe doing this to Indy and KC since he may not want to play behind Manning for a while and probably won’t want to play for the cheapest team in the league in KC.

  21. jessieboom says: Oct 19, 2011 10:12 AM

    Oliver, you up for GM’ing the Fins?

  22. rwjk says: Oct 19, 2011 10:13 AM

    prima donna with a putrid neck beard. i know damn well i wouldn’t want that disgusting neck beard on my team

  23. AlanSaysYo says: Oct 19, 2011 10:13 AM

    Terribly selfish move. If a guy did that to my team, I’d expect they follow in the Chargers’ footsteps and take him anyway. It worked out pretty well for them…

  24. medialovesthecowboys says: Oct 19, 2011 10:13 AM

    If Luck pulls an Eli Manning, I’ll root for him to lose forever. To me that just smacks of entitlement.
    You look at a guy, like Brees. No NFL pedigree, undersized, unappreciated in San Diego, shoulder surgery and gets dissed by the Dolphins of all teams. Signs with the perennially bad Saints, and wins a ring. THAT’S a Quarterback.

  25. pleasantsurpriselefty says: Oct 19, 2011 10:14 AM

    That would change the name of the, “Suck for Luck” campaign to, “Out of Luck.” Would serve Elway right if he was the one that got screwed.

  26. orakpownd says: Oct 19, 2011 10:14 AM

    Please “Power Play” your Happy A*$ into DC buddy….Rex and John are killing me.

  27. nflofficeadmin says: Oct 19, 2011 10:16 AM

    Let’s hope he turns out better than Eli! Ugh!! (Sans a miracle SB run)

  28. felcus says: Oct 19, 2011 10:19 AM

    Or he could just play his senior year at Stanford.

  29. novarito24 says: Oct 19, 2011 10:20 AM

    Dont be surprised if he ends up in SF

  30. bnwillard says: Oct 19, 2011 10:20 AM

    Who could blame him if he pulls a power play, after all this suck for luck insanity? Man, he’s either gonna be the greatest QB in NFL history, or the most overhyped human on the planet.

  31. bradshawlives says: Oct 19, 2011 10:20 AM

    It’s interesting that the Ginats drafted the better QB (Rivers), then traded him for the worse QB, (Manning).

  32. phinfan says: Oct 19, 2011 10:21 AM

    If this kid doesnt understand that his fans adore him then it tells me one thing: HES A SNOB!!!!!!

    And his rich/famous daddy will cause problems as well. If thats the case I dont want him in miami!!

  33. mypackersownyourteam says: Oct 19, 2011 10:22 AM

    “You look at a guy, like Brees. No NFL pedigree, undersized, unappreciated in San Diego, shoulder surgery and gets dissed by the Dolphins of all teams. Signs with the perennially bad Saints, and wins a ring. THAT’S a Quarterback.”

    ___________________________________

    Or better yet, Aaron Rodgers. Didn’t receive a single Division 1 scholarship, went to a community college, dominated, finally got a scholarship from Cal, dominated, was passed over by his hometown 49ers for Alex Smith, fell all the way to 24, got booed during Training Camp of his first season as a starter by idiot Packers fans who wanted to blow Favre, took all the blame for the 6-10 season even though the defense and special teams were a mess, didn’t cry, didn’t complain, didn’t play the victim card. A couple years later he’s the Super Bowl MVP and the best QB on the planet.

  34. santolonius says: Oct 19, 2011 10:22 AM

    if his father is willing to work for WVU, andrew is probably willing to play for anyone. ZING! just kidding. i like WVU.

  35. pastabelly says: Oct 19, 2011 10:22 AM

    I can see the Luck kid wanting to avoid sitting behind Peyton Manning for three years in Indy. That would be a waste. Miami, of all of the suck for luck teams, seems to be a better option. St Louis would trade the pick. After seeing what Mike Brown got for freaking Palmer, rights to Luck have to be worth three first round picks.

  36. tatum064 says: Oct 19, 2011 10:22 AM

    Kansas City – has a no. 1 receiver, would easily jettison Cassel, and would have a new coach as well, if their slide continues.

    Dolphins – odds on worst choice, but actually Luck being drafted could attract the right coach, or the right coach taking the job would induce Luck to come out.

    Broncos – very uneventful offensive scheme, and they havent got the defense to a level that Fox needs…but Elway being there could help.

    Vikings – again, very Stanford – friendly organization, several ex-Cardinals have played there, but the possibility of a move to L.A. looms.

  37. zaggs says: Oct 19, 2011 10:23 AM

    Well it worked for Eli. I dont see any rings on Rivers’s fingers.

  38. phinfan says: Oct 19, 2011 10:24 AM

    He has a Holier Than Thou atitude!! Ryan Leaf

  39. pdxninerfan says: Oct 19, 2011 10:25 AM

    So no doubt his affordable #1 rookie contract goes with him. A #1 trading to a #10 or lower could throw the “trade chart” out the window in the case of Luck…this has potential to result in a boatload of picks, players, balls and first-born children if permitted to happen. Doubt these is a rule that would prevent it.

    Definitely talk of a lottery will pick up fast…not saying it is the right outcome (I lean in that direction), but the talk will happen and be more vocal than the 18 game season, replay, etc. IMO.

  40. tatum064 says: Oct 19, 2011 10:26 AM

    another strange factor would be if St. Louis got the pick, took Luck, then traded Sam Bradford…the Kronke ownership didnt draft Bradford, and they just would jettison him, Josh McDaniels and bring in a whole new coaching staff.

    Colts are stuck with Manning’s contract, and who knows if he’ll ever play again. A Denver scenario where Luck holds out, and ends up being traded to Indianapolis would be sweet justice.

  41. derekjetersmansion says: Oct 19, 2011 10:26 AM

    I thought about this yesterday. Why can’t he choose the best situation for himself? He’s making a lot of money, no matter what team he goes to. I mean, it’s not like most people get to choose where they work.

    Also, the Colts, if they’re smart, shouldn’t draft him, especially if Peyton is done forever. That team needs young, defensive studs more than anything. Andrew Luck would be a luxury to them; something they don’t need.

  42. ravensfan4life52 says: Oct 19, 2011 10:26 AM

    im gonna laugh when Luck sucks. I hope he doesn’t but it’ll be funny if he does.

  43. michiganman717 says: Oct 19, 2011 10:27 AM

    The Dolphins will trade the number 1 pick to Denver for Tebow and the 3rd or 4th overall pick and a 3rd rounder

  44. nflofficeadmin says: Oct 19, 2011 10:28 AM

    I want to force some of the guys on here to work somewhere they don’t want to. If the player doesn’t speak up on his own behalf, NO ONE will. It happens – See Bo Jackson.

    -You have been chosen by the mining company to work in the coal mine…
    -But I wanted to work in the factory!!

  45. tomtravis76 says: Oct 19, 2011 10:29 AM

    Luck does not want to play for Miami. It has become a poorly run organization. The stadium is rarely full, unless it is Jets or Pats(and they coldn’t even do that this year) or a visiting team with a great traveling fan base. Too many times players go to Miami and get into off the field troubles.
    Luck to Denver would be a better story for the league. Trading Tebow to Miami would help the Dolphins sell tickets.

  46. rmzthefirst says: Oct 19, 2011 10:30 AM

    Suck for Luck = Luck will Suck

  47. bucthat says: Oct 19, 2011 10:33 AM

    Kid pulls an eli it shows hes not gonna be as good as everyone says. hes puttin it out there he wants a winning team so that he has weapons to make him look good instead of helpin the team. Like Brees who rebuilt a crummy Saints team

  48. The Prophet says: Oct 19, 2011 10:36 AM

    If he does could you blame him? The media and fans have already crowned this kid the greatest QB of all time, a certified guarantee that whoever drafts him will win the Super Bowl within 3 years, etc.

    This is the monster that you all created, and unlike the Mannings, I wouldn’t blame this kid at all if he did pick and choose where he went.

  49. panther17 says: Oct 19, 2011 10:36 AM

    I have never seen a future NFL rookie QB set up for failure as much as Luck.

    The pressure on him to succeed right out the gate was already high before the success of Dalton and Cam this year. Now he is going to have to deal with meeting or exceeding what both Dalton and Cam has done this year on top of it.

    Definitely going to be interesting to watch next season.

  50. bwisnasky says: Oct 19, 2011 10:36 AM

    ravenution says:
    Oct 19, 2011 10:04 AM
    The Chargers got the better QB anyway.

    ——————————————

    And yet Eli has a ring and Rivers has.. well.. he’s played well…

  51. danny2305 says: Oct 19, 2011 10:36 AM

    That beard is awful!

  52. fwippel says: Oct 19, 2011 10:38 AM

    What would be REALLY funny is if he decided to stay at Stanford for his senior year.

  53. wferg1121 says: Oct 19, 2011 10:40 AM

    I don’t blame Eli, prior to Brees/Rivers, the last Ok QB was Stan Humphrey in SD… Let’s face it, A.J. Smith is a bunghole, He is not known as the the nicest guy in the NFL like how he handled, Merriman, Tomlinson, Vincent Jackson, Schottenheimer etc.. In terms of Luck, I can see him saying I only want to play for the 49er’s.. Alex Smith is a FA after the year, why not join Jim Harbaugh??? 49ers are a winning Team, in a good situation, and if your a 49er why wouldn’t you give two 1st round picks for your Franchise QB.. As good as Alex has played recently, he still stunk before and does not look like a Franchise QB.

  54. mainstchirolongmont says: Oct 19, 2011 10:45 AM

    Wouldn’t the most likely scenario be the Colts getting the #1 pick, and Luck not wanting to play behind Manning for several years? Then the Broncos step in and make a trade for what will be their franchise QB for years to come. It’s kind of the reverse of the ironic situation envisioned by many, but it’s history repeating, with the Colts, Broncos, Elway, etc…

  55. icantadd says: Oct 19, 2011 10:45 AM

    It would be interesting to see what Denver and Minnesota would do if they ended up in a position to draft Luck. People in Denver are losing their minds over Tebow right now and Minnesota just used a first round pick on Ponder. Which isn’t to say that Luck isn’t better than either of those players, it just sets up a weird situation.

  56. rukiddnme29 says: Oct 19, 2011 10:46 AM

    tatum064 says:
    Oct 19, 2011 10:22 AM
    Kansas City – has a no. 1 receiver,
    _____________________________

    Bowe. 15 tds in 2010. Imagine with a better QB.

  57. hendawg21 says: Oct 19, 2011 10:58 AM

    Well i’m thinking if the Luck(s) push this issue it’s because they want to land with a team who needs a QB but will put him in a situation where the growing pains are far less…not saying it would happen but a team like Washington who has just about everything except for a QB…just an example but any team in a similar situation also would fit the bill.

  58. default1 says: Oct 19, 2011 11:00 AM

    I really have to question a QB’s decision making if he decides that beard is the way to go.

  59. qdog112 says: Oct 19, 2011 11:02 AM

    The only power play Luck should make is to a power shaver to get groomed. He must have a mother or girlfriend who can advise him, to cut that crap on his face. How pathetic is it for a young man who attends prestigious Stanford University, to look like that?

    Somewhere the Geico caveman is admiring the look.

  60. americankris says: Oct 19, 2011 11:15 AM

    Andrew Luck will return for another year of college

    remember this

  61. bambam1982 says: Oct 19, 2011 11:16 AM

    ravenution says:
    Oct 19, 2011 10:04 AM
    The Chargers got the better QB anyway.

    Eli has a ring and a SuperBowl MVP Trophy Rivers has nothing. & i’m not even a Giants fan. I’m tired of people not giving certain players any credit.

  62. icanspeel says: Oct 19, 2011 11:17 AM

    The article says he could.. but he could also not. All this pointless speculation.

    As for Eli vs Rivers, Chargers did get the better QB, but Eli picked the right team to go to so in the end it was win win.

    I am sure no one thinks the Chargers would have a ring if they had Eli instead of Rivers.

  63. bigcarguy1 says: Oct 19, 2011 11:20 AM

    ive never seen the media this crazy over a college player, especially after just 6 weeks into the season–i just don’t get it

  64. richkotitte says: Oct 19, 2011 11:25 AM

    “Those with neck beards have absolute power, absolutely!”

    K. Orton

  65. mrconnors says: Oct 19, 2011 11:29 AM

    Eli is also better than Marino, because he has a ring and Marino doesn’t…..

    Rivers is by far the better QB.

  66. djdvd says: Oct 19, 2011 11:33 AM

    I’d rather have a guy who wants to play for my team and has the passion to try to build a winner rather than a guy who wants to do less work and jump ship to the easier team – says a lot about a person’s character doesn’t it? The NFL being a privilege not a right seems to be lost on some players. I’m sure they would all like to go to the Packers or the Pats but that’s not how the world works, suck it up crybaby.

  67. patswhatsup says: Oct 19, 2011 11:33 AM

    No one seems to think the Colts could have the top pick? If they do, the Lucks should jump at the chance for Andrew to sit for 2-3 years and learn from one of the greatest of all time. That would be something.

  68. paulbrownsrevenge says: Oct 19, 2011 11:37 AM

    It all depends on who holds the top pick. If it’s a team he doesn’t want to play for, he’ll go back to Stanford. what would be interesting is if Stanford wins the title somehow, and he wants to leave school. I would like to see him end up in Washington, Denver, or Miami. A team with tradition. I don’t like Miami, but they’ve been down since Marino, so they’re do. But Luck might not want to take his talents to South Beach(land of cocaine and south americans).

  69. ihatesocal says: Oct 19, 2011 11:40 AM

    Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you the next San Francisco 49ers Quarterback.

    (As if he’d make a power play to play anywhere else.)

  70. khmer379 says: Oct 19, 2011 11:50 AM

    Yea the vikings will take luck if we ended up with the first puc then well trade him for mutilple picks and then we became relevent again and maybe a superbowl contender a few years down from now beside luck isnt that much better then ponder anyways I watch his game n hightlights to me he prolly just have a little stronger arm then ponder

  71. beastson says: Oct 19, 2011 11:51 AM

    As a Panthers fan I would like to thank Luck for staying in school. Good luck to everyone next year with this diva.

    In Cam we Trust

  72. niner13 says: Oct 19, 2011 11:52 AM

    You all miss the obvious. Who coached Andrew Luck into becoming college football’s best quarterback? Why that would be Jim Harbaugh, who now coaches one the top-five teams in the NFL. They live about 30 miles apart. The Niners would give up a load for Luck, who would love to play for the coach who made him great. It’s simple symbiosis.

  73. pistolsmoke says: Oct 19, 2011 11:54 AM

    Whatever team has the top pick will be the worst team. That’s how it works. So no matter when he comes out, the team that picks him is a bad team. NFL teams change every year. This is pointless.

  74. ppc50 says: Oct 19, 2011 11:57 AM

    I have always heard he wanted to be a Cowboy…joking. I think the Niners would be his pick.

  75. elotrain says: Oct 19, 2011 12:03 PM

    Unfortunately hes talking about the Jaguars

  76. rowdymon says: Oct 19, 2011 12:03 PM

    The media will play up these stories. It may be true, but after the season we’ll just keep hearing it because everyone expects him number 1. I’m sure the folks at ESPN are hoping that the Rams have the first pick – then they can play up the drama as they are not going to take Luck number 1.

  77. wwwmattcom says: Oct 19, 2011 12:04 PM

    I smell draft bust.

  78. th56 says: Oct 19, 2011 12:06 PM

    Nick Foles is going to end up being the best QB in the Draft. The team that drafts him will have the last laugh. He’s just under the radar because he’s on a bad team.

  79. mezter says: Oct 19, 2011 12:11 PM

    Andrew Luck wants to reunite with Jim Harbaugh in San Francisco. He’ll refuse the number one pick and ask for a trade to the 49ers.

  80. skinsrock says: Oct 19, 2011 12:11 PM

    I would only hope he would do that if the Colts were in position to draft him. I would make them pick me or Manning… They can drop Manning in March after paying him $18 of $90 million without owing him the rest of the contract. Otherwise, I would request a trade to have the opportunity to start. If he does it to any other franchise, I would lose respect for him. He isn’t going to be a bust, he will be someone’s savior…. Period.

  81. glac1 says: Oct 19, 2011 12:26 PM

    The media is already making me dislike the guy. If he does pull a power play…. go to the CFL.

  82. akulabug says: Oct 19, 2011 12:33 PM

    As long as he does not end up with the Colts. They appear to be throwing their season. No team can be that bad without one player. I don’t care who that player is. If they are that bad without Manning than Polian should be fired yesterday.

  83. firethorn1001 says: Oct 19, 2011 12:35 PM

    Sorry, but 49ers aren’t going to get him. The way things are going they are going to be drafting in the 20s and even if you add up all the point values of their draft picks it isn’t going to add up to 3,000 unless they start throwing in players or 2013/2014 picks.

  84. dspyank2k11 says: Oct 19, 2011 12:43 PM

    Another soft, whiney, Cali boy.

    This guy is going to be Matt Lienart.

  85. scudbot says: Oct 19, 2011 12:48 PM

    “The Niners would give up a load for Luck”

    Three firsts, three seconds and a Herschel Walker autographed game worn sock.

  86. jessieboom says: Oct 19, 2011 12:56 PM

    Its OK, the QB that demands a trade is always the lesser QB anyway. Rivers>Manning Marino>Elway

  87. dirtyjersey9er says: Oct 19, 2011 12:58 PM

    I love how everyone is using a Super Bowl winning QB as the comparison and saying Luck will bust but won’t compare him to the one guy who did this and has more similar traits to Luck than Eli that being Elway.

    But I guess no one wants to show the holes in the “He might request a trade so he will definitely be a bust” argument by showing that that is far from a bust gaurantee.

  88. mvp43 says: Oct 19, 2011 12:59 PM

    The team with the worst record is where he should go……..no exceptions. If that team happens not to need a QB, trade him.

  89. trollhammer20 says: Oct 19, 2011 1:12 PM

    Message to all Niner fans who think they have a shot at Luck:

    If you wind up drafting 25th (the worst that any team who makes the divisional round could draft), the equivalent point value needed to trade up all the way to #1 starts at four first round picks.

    If the team drafting first were to demand a ten-percent point “premium”, as the Browns did in the Julio Jones draft trade, you’d still owe a second and a fourth.

    Four firsts, a second, and a fourth. Oh, and if you make the NFC Championship game, the price goes up to five first-round picks and change.

    Still interested?

  90. kmiller9959 says: Oct 19, 2011 1:12 PM

    ravenution says:
    Oct 19, 2011 10:04 AM
    The Chargers got the better QB anyway.

    —————————————–

    Are people still seriously spouting off this crap? The Chargers ended up with the “better” QB on paper, but the Giants ended up with the Super Bowl victory, and ultimately proved they ended up with the winner of the two QBs.

  91. sullijo1 says: Oct 19, 2011 1:13 PM

    I disagree….I think Luck WANTS to play for Denver and Elway. This is the source for the story.

    This will be the second time Denver is involved in a forced trade for a franchise QB.

    Welcome to Denver, Andrew!

  92. voiceofrealism says: Oct 19, 2011 1:13 PM

    If a player makes himself eligible for the draft and then won’t play for the team that drafts him, he should be banned for life from the NFL. No more of this holding teams hostage crap.

  93. rwf1984 says: Oct 19, 2011 1:14 PM

    There we go………………the Cowboys can use Andrew Luck and trade Romo to Seattle! Seattle likes taking garbage QB’s! Dallas could trade Romo, use what they got for Romo to help them trade up for Luck! But that won’t happen because ‘boys fans are too stupid to see that Romo sucks and will never be able to win the big games!

  94. urfinished says: Oct 19, 2011 1:23 PM

    Stanford qb makes power play when drafted by colts? I’ve seen this one before…and it turned out surprisingly well for the qb.

  95. mpw2133 says: Oct 19, 2011 1:26 PM

    Ok their are one of two things that are going to happen with Andrew Luck, either is is going to make it or not. Stop hoping that the guy turns out a bust in here if he doesnt want to play for your team. Now as for the suck for Luck thing, any team that is doing that is running a risk of being burned. People who says that the chargers got the better QB in the Eli trade are smoking crack. Eli has won more playoff games and a superbowl than your franchise so shut up all you idiots. You out of focus chargers fans cant even go back and said he had more talent. year in and out the Chargers have been a team stocked with talent. As far for the John Elway I dont know why he did what he did 20 something years ago but if Luck does pull a power play all I can say is that you better not condem that kid because you did it to Baltimore….Remember

  96. broncotis3000 says: Oct 19, 2011 1:32 PM

    Why is this an issue in October when there is so much of the the season to go???? This guy could blow out his knee next week and all this would be moot…Waste of time!!

  97. scudbot says: Oct 19, 2011 1:41 PM

    If the NFL tried to implement the “ban for life” policy recommended here several times, it would end the draft, end all non-tampering, and end all free agency restrictions as soon as the first lawsuit hit the first judge’s courtroom.

  98. gergie1957 says: Oct 19, 2011 2:03 PM

    When the Mannings and other players do this and get away with it, I’m wondering why more #1’s don’t follow suit.

    Oh! I know why, because most of these young Men have class. Others don’t.

  99. 1phd says: Oct 19, 2011 2:07 PM

    Oh, players not wanting to be slaves without any say so where they go makes them bad guys? Not exactly.

  100. panther17 says: Oct 19, 2011 2:10 PM

    trollhammer20 says: Oct 19, 2011 1:12 PM

    Message to all Niner fans who think they have a shot at Luck:

    If you wind up drafting 25th (the worst that any team who makes the divisional round could draft), the equivalent point value needed to trade up all the way to #1 starts at four first round picks.

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    There’s a new point chart for rookie wage scale era draft?

    The fact Luck is handcuffed to a “low” salary to start his career means the old rules to draft day trades are out the window.

  101. niner13 says: Oct 19, 2011 2:13 PM

    @ Trollhamer20

    Niners need not move to No. 1 to get Luck. The worst team drafts him then negotiates its deal with the Niners, e.g., future draft picks, players and cash.

  102. tdk24 says: Oct 19, 2011 2:52 PM

    If that’s the case, i would like to see t he owners band together and make a secret pact to not draft Luck and not sign him as a FA. That should teach him and all the other little spoiled college kids that playing in the NFL is a privilege, not a right.

  103. tomtravis76 says: Oct 19, 2011 2:53 PM

    jessieboom,

    Marino over Elway. You can have all the personal records, Denver fans like those Super Bowl titles Elway was the QB of.

    Marino was talented but couldn’t lead his team to Super Bowl wins. His records are falling and soon will his name when the talk of great QB’s comes up. You have to have titles and stats to be amongst the greatest.

  104. ezra954 says: Oct 19, 2011 2:53 PM

    Who ever gets the first pick should just trade it to Oakland for the next 3 years of draft pics

    So luck doesn’t wanna play in Miami what a surprise

  105. 1historian says: Oct 19, 2011 2:56 PM

    There is of course the rather inconvenient fact that the NFL draft, like ALL pro sports drafts, is inherently unfair.

    If you went to college for 4 years and honed your skills to the point that you were very attractive to all potential employers – WHY should you not be able to pick whom you work for?

    The answer, of course, is that you should be able to do so.

  106. ggbblue says: Oct 19, 2011 3:10 PM

    I feel bad for Chargers fans. The Giants made that blockbuster trade and ended up with one of the greastest wins in Superbowl history, a SB MVP, and a currently top three QB. These Chargers fans…well, what else are they gonna say?

  107. jjackwagon says: Oct 19, 2011 4:17 PM

    Since Horseface got drafted by the Colts and refused to play for them then was traded to the Bronchokes, the poetic justice would be for him to get drafted by the Bronchokes, refuse to play for the losers and then have Indy step up and make the trade for him since that would the exact opposite of what Horseface did. Book it.

  108. jjackwagon says: Oct 19, 2011 4:20 PM

    BTW is Luck of Amish descent? He is seriously rocking the neck beard.

  109. trollhammer20 says: Oct 19, 2011 4:59 PM

    niner13 says:Oct 19, 2011 2:13 PM

    @ Trollhamer20

    Niners need not move to No. 1 to get Luck. The worst team drafts him then negotiates its deal with the Niners, e.g., future draft picks, players and cash.
    ——————————————

    Do you think a team will draft Luck and then trade him to San Francisco for less than they’d have asked for the #1 overall pick?

    Any “draft and trade” deal for Luck will be in place long before Goodell trots out onto the stage to announce the pick.

    Oh, and as someone else mentioned, my initial post was based on the OLD draft pick value scale. Since top-10 picks no longer force the team holding them to “break the bank” for an unproven rookie, the picks are now far more valuable to the team that holds them. In other words, the price for getting a top draft pick has probably gone way up since last April.

  110. citynative says: Oct 19, 2011 6:12 PM

    @ dspyank2k11

    Luck grew up on DC, Europe and went to high school in Texas. Know the facts before you rip Cali guys.

    Btw, Rodgers & Brady are from Cali.

  111. gostlcards5 says: Oct 19, 2011 6:53 PM

    If the Broncos had the top pick, and Luck did that, all I can say is “poetic justice”.

  112. westwest80 says: Oct 19, 2011 10:00 PM

    welcome to the 49ers, Luck!

  113. okemon says: Oct 19, 2011 11:56 PM

    I hope Luck does fall to the vikings and we trade the pick for more picks.

  114. truthserum4u says: Oct 20, 2011 8:49 AM

    There is a very important fact that seems to be lost on all of those ripping Luck. He hasn’t come out and made any statement that he’ll do what this story claims he might. In fact, I heard him in an interview say the exact opposite. Perhaps he still will (and then you can rip him for doing so) but util then, this article, and those like it are simply speculation and nothing more.

    @ trollhammer20 –

    You saved me the trouble with your first post and then again with your response to panther17 & niner13. Well said!!

  115. okemon says: Oct 21, 2011 5:21 PM

    for the record i wasn’t ripping into luck. I think he has great potential. I’m hoping Ponder pans out and becomes a great qb. If Luck happens to fall to the vikings, I would like to trade out of the spot to pick up more picks to aid in our restructuring. Frazier claims we are not in rebuilding mode. I think we are.

  116. couldntthinkofaname says: Oct 23, 2011 11:28 PM

    You all miss the obvious. Who coached Andrew Luck into becoming college football’s best quarterback? Why that would be Jim Harbaugh, who now coaches one the top-five teams in the NFL. They live about 30 miles apart. The Niners would give up a load for Luck, who would love to play for the coach who made him great. It’s simple symbiosis.

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    No, it’s simple homerism.

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