In an interview with ESPN’s Hannah Storm, Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay said that the club has had their eye open for a quarterback that could replace Peyton Manning prior to this season where he failed to play in a single game.
“I think we have identified that, even before this year, that you have your eye open at looking for that quarterback that can eventually replace Peyton,” Irsay said.
Manning’s immediate future with the squad has been in doubt after Irsay has completely overhauled the team’s front office and coaching staff in recent months. The Colts, who have been one of the most successful teams of the past decade, posted a 2-14 record last season after a neck injury forced Manning to miss the entirety of the campaign.
Manning was originally drafted by the Colts in 1998 and had not missed a single game for Indianapolis until this season. In 208 contests he has thrown for 54,828 yards and recorded 399 touchdown passes.