Colts take look at TCU QB
Dalton led Horned Frogs to 13-0 record and win over Wisconsin in Rose Bowl
Apr 5, 2011 | 4Comments
The Indianapolis Colts' pre-draft evaluation process has included a look at TCU quarterback Andy Dalton.
Vice president and general manager Chris Polian and coach Jim Caldwell put Dalton through a private workout Monday, according to ESPN.com.
The Colts do not comment on players they might be considering for the draft.
In the short term, the interest in Dalton would be in acquiring backup competition behind Peyton Manning.
That position has been held the past two seasons by Curtis Painter, a 2009 sixth-round draft pick out of Purdue.
On a grander scale, the Colts might be interested in beginning the grooming process of Dalton or another quarterback to be Manning's eventual successor. The NFL's only four-time MVP is 35 and entering his 14th season.
Dalton was a four-year starter at TCU. The 6-2, 215-pounder posted a 42-7 record as a starter while passing for 10,314 yards and 71 touchdowns.
As a senior, Dalton led the Horned Frogs to a 13-0 record and Rose Bowl victory over Wisconsin. He completed 66.1 percent of his passes for 2,857 yards with 27 touchdowns and six interceptions.
The Colts have six picks in the April 28-30 draft, including the 22nd overall.