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January 16, 2012

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Tony Dungy


Dungy went from winning a Super Bowl with the Colts to analyzing the game on NBC's Football Night in America.

DAN PATRICK: Do you think Peyton Manning will be the Colts' quarterback next season?

TONY DUNGY: If Peyton is healthy and can play, he's going to be the quarterback of the Colts. I know that's how [owner] Jim Irsay feels, and that's what they're hoping. It all depends on how Peyton comes along these next few weeks.

DP: Say Peyton is cleared to play, what is the Colts' draft strategy?

TD: It will be just like the Aaron Rodgers deal [in Green Bay]. They'll pick the best quarterback for them—whether that means taking Andrew Luck or [trading] down, getting some extra picks and taking another quarterback. Everybody's hung up on the Number 1 pick. [But] right now, who's dominating the NFL? Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees, Tom Brady. None of them were the first pick in the draft.

DP: But how can the Colts draft another QB if they keep Manning? Don't they need more offensive weapons?

TD: That's true, but you have to look at the long term. Maybe [drafting another quarterback] doesn't help you win this year. But it helps you continue to be competitive for a long time. Look at Brady's weaponry [on the Patriots]. It's not high-priced guys or big-name guys—other than maybe Rob Gronkowski.

DP: How much would Manning help Andrew Luck, if they were on the same roster?

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