The five-time Pro Bowl selection is in the final year of his deal with New Orleans and at 32 years old, clearly hopes to secure a long-term deal similar to those given to other elite quarterbacksPeyton Manning and Tom Brady.
Twenty months ago, the Colts and Saints met in Miami’s Sun Life Stadium with NFL supremacy at stake. The Colts had visions of a second world championship in four seasons until Tracy Porter’s 74-yard interception return for a touchdown sealed New Orleans’ 31-17 victory.
Tampa Bay, which seemed to be stuck in the middle of the pack no matter what happened most of the season, took a big jump up in this week’s rankings. The Bucs climbed four spots to No. 12 after defeating the New Orleans Saints. A win against Chicago in London on Sunday could lift the Bucs into the top 10.