FORMER COACH, CURRENT NFL SAVANT
Dungy went from winning a Super Bowl with the Colts to analyzing the game on NBC's Football Night in America.
Do you think Peyton Manning will be the Colts' quarterback next season?
TONY DUNGY: If Peyton is healthy and can play, he's going to be the quarterback of the Colts. I know that's how [owner] Jim Irsay feels, and that's what they're hoping. It all depends on how Peyton comes along these next few weeks.
Say Peyton is cleared to play, what is the Colts' draft strategy?
TD: It will be just like the Aaron Rodgers deal [in Green Bay]. They'll pick the best quarterback for them—whether that means taking Andrew Luck or [trading] down, getting some extra picks and taking another quarterback. Everybody's hung up on the Number 1 pick. [But] right now, who's dominating the NFL? Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees, Tom Brady. None of them were the first pick in the draft.
But how can the Colts draft another QB if they keep Manning? Don't they need more offensive weapons?
TD: That's true, but you have to look at the long term. Maybe [drafting another quarterback] doesn't help you win this year. But it helps you continue to be competitive for a long time. Look at Brady's weaponry [on the Patriots]. It's not high-priced guys or big-name guys—other than maybe Rob Gronkowski.
How much would Manning help Andrew Luck, if they were on the same roster?