Curtis Painter was put in some really tough situations during his time in Indianapolis.
The rookie became the focal point of a hugely unpopular decision by Bill Polian to rest starters late in the 2009 season, evaporating the Colts' chances at an undefeated season. In that season's penultimate week, Painter was forced into the second half of a tight game with the NFL's #1 defense, and as you undoubtedly remember, the Colts lost the lead and their chance at perfection. Oh, and he also lost all eight of his starts following Peyton Manning's neck surgery in 2011, which was one of the worst seasons in franchise history.
However, Painter, a Vincennes native and the second-leading passer in Purdue history, isn't bitter about anything that happened in his pro career. In fact, he's remained in the Indy area to enjoy his post-football life. He joined us today to look back on what was a volatile three seasons in Indianapolis, the experience of backing up both Manning brothers, and his role in Pat McAfee's infamous Canal swimming incident.
Take a listen: