The new guard meets the old guard when quarterback Peyton Manning returns to Indy to take on his former mates. The biggest story going into the 2012 draft was whether or not the Colts would re-sign Manning after he missed all of 2011 with a neck injury or take their chances on Luck.
The Colts picked the Stanford signal-caller and made the playoffs. Meanwhile, the Broncos plucked free agent Manning and finished with the best record in the AFC. Despite early-round exits from last season’s playoffs, both teams figure to be back. Manning’s homecoming is enough to make this fray noteworthy, but throw in the fact that two of the league’s top OBs will be facing off is icing on the cake.