Andrew Luck was a sought after prospect in college during his days at Stanford when Jim Harbaugh was the head coach and there was a lot of hype surrounding him along with his name being mentioned as one of the very best quarterbacks in the league within a span of five to seven years. The Colts drafted him first overall and made the tough decision to cut Peyton Manning after 14 years with the franchise. When he was drafted, that’s what Luck was remembered as was the guy replacing a legend and Andrew would be the very first guy to tell you that there’s no replacing a guy like a Peyton Manning. Since the Colts drafted Luck, they’ve been to the playoffs and were a game away from the Super Bowl in 2015. Today, the Colts locked him up to a massive six year/$140 million deal making him the highest paid player in the NFL today.
Last season was a tough year for Andrew Luck. He struggled and then we found out he was playing through injuries and a lacerated kidney benched him for the rest of the year. When he’s healthy, Andrew Luck is one of the very best quarterbacks in the league. He’s an all-around player and will be for a very long time. He has the ability to stand tall in the pocket and take hits but still throw the football around and he also has the ability to move around and extend the play with his feet. He can improvise and make the perfect pass down the field. He’s a tough guy that plays the position with a lot of grit and passion and you need football players like that around nowadays. Many defenders have often said that you can get your hands on him and he still looks down the field so his field vision is excellent. He has no fear whatsoever, he takes hit and has been known to compliment the guy after getting hit, he can make defenders miss and score by any means necessary.
We never thought another guy could come in and be the face of the franchise after Peyton Manning, but Andrew Luck has been pretty good in following up.