Back in December, Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck said all the right things about the possibility of being drafted by a team with an established quarterback.
On Friday, Luck continued to tread lightly as to the possibility of being relegated to the bench, in the (unlikely) event that the Colts don’t cut Peyton Manning.
“Yeah, absolutely,” Luck told reporters at the Scouting Combine regarding the possibility of serving as Peyton’s understudy. “If I had the opportunity to learn from a guy like that, of course you’re going to take advantage of it. Absolutely.”
Of course, there’s a chance Luck already knows that the Colts plan to part ways with Peyton. Which makes it easier to take the high road.
Luck would benefit from working with Manning, but at some level it would be difficult to not play while guys like Robert Griffin III are starting as of Week One.
If, as expected, Manning is cut at some point in the next 13 days, it won’t matter whether Luck is willing to take a back seat to one of the best ever. But if the unthinkable happens, it sounds like Luck will have no problem grabbing a clipboard and sprouting a fresh neckbeard.