Former Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning sent a text to Andrew Luck, the man set to replace him, after Luck was drafted first overall in Thursday’s NFL Draft.
“Peyton did give me a text, a congratulatory text,” Luck told NFL Network on Friday. “It was nice of him to do so.”
Luck will now have the unenviable task of following a football legend.
“Big shoes might be an understatement,” Luck said at a news conference. “What he did is obviously legendary for this city, for this state really. I know that if I woke up every morning trying to compare myself to Peyton, I think I’d go crazy.
“If one day I can be mentioned alongside Peyton in football lore, that’d be a football dream come true.”