Peyton Manning's Backups

Curtis Painter
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Curtis Painter


Painter, taken in the sixth round out of Purdue in 2009, was just the second quarterback drafted by the Colts since they plucked Manning in 1998. In 2009, the Colts began the season with three active quarterbacks for the first time since 2002 -- Manning, Jim Sorgi and Painter. The longtime understudy Sorgi was placed on injured reserve with a shoulder injury Dec. 9. Painter ascended to No. 2 and stayed there until Collins' signing.

Career Colts stats: 2 games, 8 for 28, 83 yards, 0 TDs, 2 INTs, 9.8 rating.

Other Colts quarterbacks in the Painter era: Tom Brandstater, Nate Davis, Mike Hartline, Tim Hiller, Dan Orlovsky, Drew Willy.

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