By now we have heard every angle possible about either drafting Andrew Luck and getting rid of Peyton Manning, or keeping Peyton and trading the pick, or drafting Luck AND keeping Manning so Luck can sit a couple of years.
I have a different idea. It may sound crazy, you may not like it, but here it goes…
WIN NOW. Keep Peyton and trade the picks.
I guarantee about 50 percent of you are shaking your head at me or muttering out loud that I am insane. I am ok with that.
Here is my proposal: trade the first overall pick to…the Cleveland Browns. They don’t have the guy in Colt McCoy, he just isn’t ready. Keep him as a backup or trade him for another pick. They need a big, strong pocket passer in Cleveland, and they have two first-round picks this year.
If I were the Colts, I would demand BOTH first-rounders for this year and next year’s first round pick and maybe one more pick. You use those picks to bolster the putrid defense and you let Peyton have two or three more good years to try and win it all one more time.
As far as drafting a QB in this draft, why not take a chance in the second or third round on Kellen Moore from Boise St.?
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He doesn’t have to play now, but you definitely upgrade your backups going from Dan Orlovsky and Curtis Painter to the NCAA’s all-time wins leader. Who knows? Maybe Moore is the future. Even if he’s not, you won’t have to spend a high pick and money on him and he can develop.
I know now all of you are compiling a list of why Kellen Moore won’t make it as a pro. He’s too short. Well, Drew Brees is about the same height. He doesn’t have a huge arm. Perhaps, but Moore is extremely accurate, which, along with number of college starts, is more predictive of NFL success than arm strength.
I am not saying this WILL work. But it is something that could work.
I think a fellow named Tom Brady was drafted in the sixth round. How has he fared? Pretty well I would say.
Yes, the likelihood is slim that Moore is the Brady level of talent, but if Peyton is healthy and the Colts want to make a mad dash at the Super Bowl over the next three years, this move is the one to make.