Is This It For Peyton Manning & The Colts?

Peyton Manning out for two to three monthsNow that Peyton Manning is reportedly out at least two to three months, the bigger question becomes how many games the Colts QB will actually miss.

Thursday, Manning underwent his third neck surgery in the last 19 months. Considering he is now a 35-year-old with serious neck issues, Manning could miss the entire season or perhaps longer.

Without their franchise QB, Indy could easily start 0-4 or 0-5 and the season may well be over by early October. He is that important to the Colts.

Manning has started 227 straight games, but the Colts will now be forced to start 38-year-old Kerry Collins for the foreseeable future, with Curtis Painter serving as his backup. Manning's streak is second only to Brett Favre in NFL history.   

Manning's tenure with the Colts has included 11 playoff appearances, 11 double-digit winning seasons, two AFC titles and a Super Bowl championship.