If the two sides can work out a new deal and Manning is healthy, he could be the Colts starter and relegate the No. 1 pick to bench duty.
It's a prospect Griffin and Luck believe can work.
"I'd like it to stay Peyton's picture, but I'm not going to be a politician for that," said Griffin, who wore Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle socks to the interview session. "I've talked to him (Manning) a couple of times, and I he hope he gets the chance to finish his career here with the Colts."
Luck agrees that his friend should get that opportunity.
The two have already built a strong friendship.
Luck's father, Oliver, and Manning's father, Archie, were teammates for two seasons with the Houston Oilers in the 1980s, and Andrew Luck has attended the Manning Passing Academy as both a pupil and a counselor. After returning he would return to school last year rather than enter the draft, Luck called Peyton Manning for advice about going back.
"I think I improved on general knowledge of the game, and I think I sharpened up a lot of my skills," Luck said of the extra year in college.
Sitting behind Manning could help the learning process, too.
But at some point, one of these two is likely to have his picture replace that of Manning on the front of the stadium.
"I understand the questions have to be asked. It's part of it. I understand the speculation," Luck said. "In my mind, nothing has happened yet. I haven't been drafted any team, and, obviously, the deal with Peyton, that's still going on with the Colts. But I understand the questions have to be asked."
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