Mike Nitty said:
In a word "No"
Ideally no you don't want to mentor/groom the n*gga coming in to replace you...but that's the business they in. Don't let the media fool you bruh, Peyton has to groom that boi, he has no choice, if they take him #1 with the #1 QB of all Time still on the roster that's what he got to do. If they take Luck all you gonna here from ESPN and Boxden Analysts is how Peyton not gonna be a good mentor to him. fu*k what you heard Peyton gonna teach him how to be a surgeon on the gridiron. Its really not about teaching, its more watch this kid...now go home replay that sh*t in your head 5 hours then come out here 2mor and see if you can do it exactly like I did it in the exact same situation.
They gonna look at videos, Charts, them little pre-snap photos all that sh*t but what #18 is not gonna do is let that boi have meaningful snaps during games or practices for that matter. Luck's snaps will come in Preseason, maybe blowouts and when the Colts are 11-5 resting for the playoffs. Giving Luck snaps is not Peyton's job to do or "mentoring." Luck will be taught during the off-season and from Tuesday - Saturday with his Quizzes being here "Try and find the play I just ran that went for 70 yards and a score on your clipboard."
That sounds good, but if you noticed, the Colts are winless w/o Manning. Which means that's all they have is a good QB and that's it. They need pieces. Even with Manning, the Colts don't look like they have all it takes to win it all. Sure Peyton will make them a playoff team, but I don't think he can win it all again with that roster. So you say keep Manning with his huge contact and draft Luck and give him #1 pick money to sit for 1 maybe 2 years. Ok, now what about the rest of the team? What about the defense? Manning mentors Luck and then Luck takes over a sh*tty team?
What if Luck gets hurt or doesn't pan out? You're back to 0-__
No, you release Manning, draft Luck and use the Peyton money to sure up the rest of the team so Luck can stand a chance. The Colts are in a privileged position where they can draft the QB of the future AND get other pieces with the Manning money. Most other teams have to settle for 1 or the other. If you're the Colts, you can't take the risk of giving Peyton that huge bonus and him getting injured again next year. That's why I say release Manning, draft Luck, sign pieces for Luck to work with and move on to the future.