– He is THE face of the franchise and still a huge draw/selling point
– He helped make the Colts who they are, so the Colts should have some loyalty
– He is still Peyton Manning, one of the great QBs all time.
– The Colts will most likely draft Luck and having Peyton around gives them two options
— Peyton plays a few more years giving Luck time to develop (Aaron Rodgers style)
— Peyton isn’t the starter and hangs out and helps develop Luck
– The final reason is the biggest, they blew without him this past season.
I can’t fathom why Irsay would be saying the crap he is and risk forcing the face of his team out of town. It’s madness.
Anyway, I love my Absolute Peyton up there. The blue foil is nice and bold and the little die-cut corner is pretty cool. My favorite of all Peyton RCs.