The concern started from the blue and white faithful on March 7 2012 and then trickled over to April 26 2012 the day Indianapolis Colts selected their new franchise player. But the doubts are few and far between now despite the player responsible for making the Colts a must-see team during most of his 14 seasons doing the same thing almost 1100 miles to the West in Denver for the undefeated Broncos.

Did owner Jim Irsay make the right call in releasing future Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning to pave the way for Andrew Luck the best quarterback taken No. 1 overall since well Manning in 1998?

With 22 NFL games under Luck's belt there are strong opinions from some Colts’ fans -- via email and social media -- that they’ve moved on from Manning and are focusing strictly on Luck.

“If anything watching the player Andrew Luck has become in just a season and a half reinforces the decision the Colts made” Heather Lloyd of Indianapolis wrote in an email to ESPN.com “With Luck sacrificing the present for the future wasn't much of a sacrifice at all. Call it strategy fate or just dumb luck Andrew Luck landed right in our lap. Right when we needed him most. Painful as it was -- and still is -- I supported the Colts' decision to release Manning then. And I still do now."

League officials should box up the MVP trophy put an address that reads “Peyton Manning Denver Co.” on the outside of it and ship it to Manning now because he’s on his ways to his fifth award in that category. He’s thrown for 2179 yards and 22 touchdowns which is a league record through six games.

But it wasn’t about the present for the Colts. It was about planning for the future when they cut ties with the player who had Irsay choking up during the press conference announcing the move on March 7 2012.

A neck injury kept Manning on the sidelines the entire 2011 season and the Colts went 2-14. The front office did a poor job of having a quality backup quarterback in place in case something did happen to Manning.