Archie Manning explains why Luck and Peyton couldn’t co-exist and discusses Peyton’s health
Manning clarified his remarks that Peyton and Andrew Luck likely couldn’t co-exist in Indianapolis. Here’s why: “Andrew Luck doesn’t look like the kind of quarterback who’s going to sit.”
Dan asked Manning what he would do if he ran the Colts. “You gotta see where Peyton is health-wise,” Archie said. “Hopefully that will clear up in one month, two months, three months.”
Dan asked Archie how Peyton was doing and when we should expect him back. “I don’t know,” Manning said. “He’s excited to get the clearance to elevate his workouts. He hasn’t done anything except maybe on a stationary bike. He can begin to run some, do some agility things.”
Archie said he and Peyton don’t talk about health issues and his professional future. “We talk,” Archie said. “We just don’t talk about his injury and his future.”
Dan asked Archie who would be more likely to coach — Peyton or Eli. Archie said neither are likely to coach. But Peyton is probably more likely. “[Peyton] told me he’s not doing very well as an assistant coach,” Archie said.