Indianapolis Colts fans have the best of both worlds at the moment. Not only has their own team made the playoffs the last two years and got a win. But their not-so-forgotten hero is gearing up for the Super Bowl. Many people are whispering what would have happened if the Colts would have kept the arguably best quarterback to ever play. Is it safe to say that Luck will never emerge from the shadow of Peyton Manning? Either way Indianapolis needs to start looking towards the future rather than the past. The future is what causing the problems ... where do the Colts go from here? Is Luck causing more troubles than he is helping? Even though Luck’s rookie contract will go through the 2015 season. Now is the time that General Manager, Ryan Grigson, will be tried and challenged. Clearly Luck will be able to write his own check, so owner Jim Irsay might as well just rip-out a blank check. The question is then how do the Colts plan for the future without shooting their self in the foot. A quarterback is useless without weapons around him. So where do the Colts turn, free-agency or the draft?
With Grigson’s sub-par move mid-season to get Trent Richardson which never panned out. It is vital in the next few seasons to build. Will the Colts ever to be a favorite against Tom Brady and the Patriots? Looking ahead their is a descent batch of receivers available in free-agency. Eric Decker topping the list but many argue if he is just a product of Peyton Manning. Other names that top the list are James Jones, Riley Cooper, and Anquan Boldin. But wait... what if Reggie Wayne can come back? Does that mean the Colts turn to the draft? Here is where that Trent Richardson trade could kill the Colts because they lost their first round pick to the Browns. The only suitable solution is to go through the draft. This is where former general manager Bill Polian thrived. In my opinion, this is another mistake of owner Jim Irsay. The goal if to find good-cheap talent. Because remember the goal is to build around Andrew Luck and still be able to have enough money to feed his monster contract he will receive. Indianapolis is coming to the end of a road. Which direction will they take is a question I cannot answer. I can say that Luck will cause more troubles in the front office then he will resolve. Not only that but Indianapolis will always be playing catch up. Big names that will never be bigger than what they once had. But what do I know? I am just a twenty-two year old Purdue graduate.