Peyton Manning won’t play for the Colts this year according to team owner Jim Irsay. This shouldn’t surprise anyone. Irsay made the announcement this morning at a breakfast in Indianapolis, but the Colts are 0-3 and statistically, they have virtually no shot at the playoffs. When you consider the Colts will suit up Curtis Painter or Kerry Collins the rest of the year, Indianapolis can call it a season. Manning a second neck procedure this year in September, and was supposed to be out 2-3 months, but everyone knew that basically meant the season, because what’s the point of having a 35-year-old QB suit up to play 4-5 games for a team that isn’t playoff-bound?
I still can’t believe I had an ounce of faith in those quitters. I thought they’d cover at home last week against Cleveland (didn’t), and I thought the Colts would get slaughtered by the Steelers last night (didn’t). I have no read on this team, but thankfully, they’re irrelevant in 2011, so it doesn’t matter.