Last week, I went on an eventful trip with a fairly narrow focus — Check out the preseason debuts of Broncos QB Peyton Manning and Colts QB Andrew Luck. Off to Chicago for Manning vs. the Bears and then to Indy for Luck vs. the Rams.
What did I find?
That as similar as Manning and Luck seemed from the outset, they are even more similar upon close examination.
In a way, Luck is the ghost of Manning future, while Manning is simply trying to be the ghost of Manning present. Or something like that. It’s just amazing how much they seem like one another — smart, cerebral passers with flat affects who grew up watching their fathers deal with the spotlight. Both are savvy leaders who are easily followed. One has been the face of a franchise. The other is about to be the face of the same franchise.