Misfortune, luck can lead to right QB

Week 10 provides intriguing examples of ways teams land elite signal-callers

Originally Published: November 9, 2012
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

Getting an elite quarterback is a byproduct of either misfortune or luck.

The Indianapolis Colts got lucky in drafting Andrew Luck. Peyton Manning missed 2011 because of four neck operations. That misfortune led to a 2-14 season and the chance to draft Luck, who has the team competing for an AFC wild-card spot. Misfortune led to Luck.

Week 10 gives the NFL the chance to reflect on the acquisition of quarterbacks. John Elway and the Denver Broncos gambled on Manning ...

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