NYTimes: Manning will draw top GM

Judy Battista of the NY Times says Manning will be the lure for the best GM and coaching candidates:

With the first pick in the April draft, the Colts have been expected to take Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck, who is considered the best quarterback to enter the draft since Manning. That makes the Colts’ job one of the most attractive for a new general manager and potentially a new coach. A general manager will have to grapple — with considerable input and final say from Irsay — with what to do with Manning, who is due a $28 million roster bonus in early March.

But the potential to work with Manning or Luck — or both — is likely to draw top general manager and coaching candidates, which could have a trickledown effect on other searches.

Todd Smith

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