“Yeah, absolutely,” Luck told reporters at the Scouting Combine regarding the possibility of serving as Peyton’s understudy. “If I had the opportunity to learn from a guy like that, of course you’re going to take advantage of it. Absolutely.”
And he’s ready now.
But he wants to start because he’s ready to start, and there’s no good reason to impede his long-term progress because neither Colts owner Jim Irsay nor Manning seems capable of saying “goodbye” just yet.