NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Archie Manning says Peyton Manning was disappointed that Bill Polian was let go during the Indianapolis Colts' leadership shake-up but remains committed to coming back next season.
The elder Manning spoke after presenting the Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year awards at a hotel in the French Quarter ahead of Monday night's BCS title game between LSU and Alabama.
Archie Manning says Peyton Manning's priority is his health, and the quarterback hasn't given much thought to how the upheaval in Indianapolis will affect him. Manning missed the entire season after a third operation on his neck.
The father of the Colts' quarterback also said "without a doubt" that Manning and Andrew Luck could co-exist if Indianapolis chooses the Stanford quarterback in the NFL draft.
The Colts have the first overall pick after finishing 2-14 this season.