Collins to Colts: A good move for now?
Now that the Indianapolis Colts have signed Kerry Collins, this not only means Peyton Manning is unlikely to start. It also means the Texans’ chances in winning their season opener against the Colts (and the chances for other teams playing Indianapolis early in the season) may have gotten a little bit easier.
The Colts face Houston, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Tampa Bay, Kansas City and Cincinnati in their first six weeks, and you know these teams are at least a little bit happy about facing Collins rather than Manning early in the season. I wouldn’t be surprised if Gary Kubiak smiled — just a bit — when he got the news that Indianapolis acquired Collins, and he immediately started thinking of a new game plan for the Texans’ opener.
But will having Collins start the season affect Indianapolis negatively in the long run? These first games for the Colts are crucial to their season overall, of course, and who knows how well Manning will play when — or if — he returns?
The Colts made a much-needed move. However, whether it’s the right one for the time being, along with Manning’s status for the season, remain to be seen.