By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Indianapolis Colts had a franchise cornerstone for more than a decade. The team is hoping that they received another one with their latest draft selection.
The Colts used their No. 1 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft on Andrew Luck. He had been the quarterback for the Stanford Cardinal the last three seasons.
He is expected to be the Colts starting quarterback in a few months. He will replace the three-headed quarterback scenario that the team had in 2011.
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Peyton Manning – who was the No. 1 overall pick in the 1998 NFL Draft – had been the team’s franchise quarterback. However, before the 2011 season, he had to have neck surgery.
This procedure cost him the entire season. Then, the team decided to go their separate aways following the announcement that the team was going to have the top pick.
Luck played in 38 games with the Cardinal. He has gone 713 of 1,064 for 9,430 passing yards.
He threw 82 touchdown passes and 22 interceptions. The signal-caller had 37 touchdown passes during his final season in 2011.
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He also had a college-high 3,517 passing yards last season. He comes to the Colts, who had three quarterbacks play in 2011.
Curtis Painter received eight starts but went 0-8 in those games. Painter went 132 of 243 for 1,541 yards.
He also had six touchdown passes and nine interceptions.
Dan Orlovsky also made five starts. He was 2-3 in those games.
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He went 122 of 193 for 1,201 passing yards with six touchdown passes and four interceptions.
Kerry Collins was 0-3 in the games that he stated. He went 48 of 98 for 481 yards. He also had two touchdown passes and two interceptions.
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