Jim Irsay says if Manning’s healthy, he will be in Indy
December 22, 2011 Leave a comment
“I think if the situation is where he’s back and he’s healthy, Rich, I see him coming back and playing here.” – Colts owner Jim Irsay
Tonight on the NFL Network’s pregame show, Colts owner Jim Irsay said that if Peyton Manning is healthy, he will be a Colt next year. He said money is no issue.
[on the issue of money] “I don’t see that being the issue. Look, I paid him $26 million this year and he didn’t play. I knew it was an iffy situation going in.
“In terms of if he’s healthy and if he’s ready to play, I see him back with us. And the draft will be what the draft is. There’s a lot of situations that could unfold from here. If there’s a great, young quarterback there, we wouldn’t hesitate to take him.”
The Star’s Bob Kravitz, who also does a tremendous job covering the Colts, tweeted this shorty after Irsay’s comments:
“If Peyton is back, he’s gonna play two, three years at the least, assuming he’s healthy. If I’m Luck, I’m forcing a trade somewhere else.”