The Colts new offensive coordinator told reporters Wednesday that he hopes Manning will return from neck surgery and play in Indianapolis next season. But with the Colts also likely to use the No. 1 overall draft pick on a quarterback of the future, Arians is willing to let the rookie play immediately. He did that in 1998 with Manning.
Arians has a close relationship with Manning and says the two will talk after the Super Bowl. He Arians acknowledged he didn't leave Pittsburgh the way he wanted though he didn't elaborate on the departure.