Originally written on 5TH QUARTER MAGAZINE  |  Last updated 11/13/14
With all of the attention on Robert Griffin III it’s pretty easy to forget about Andrew Luck, who was the first overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. While RG3′s electric play has experts talking about Rookie of the Year and fantasy football owners drooling, Luck is leading the Indianapolis Colts on a playoff run. The Colts won their 4 straight game tonight against their struggling division rivals, the Jacksonville Jaguars. During their 4 game winning streak, Luck has completed 90 of 141 passes (63.83%) throwing 3 touchdowns with 2 interceptions and has rushed for 4 touchdowns. Luck has already helped Indianapolis triple their win total after posting a terrible 2-14 record last season, and although they are second in their division behind the Houston Texans, they are in a perfect position to secure a wild card spot and make the playoffs. Luck was also faced with the difficult task of replacing Peyton Manning who was the face of the franchise for more than a decade. Manning’s career got off to a rocky start and he led the Colts to a 3-13 season his rookie season, a record Luck has already surpassed. Luck has a long way to go before earning the reputation Manning earned in Indy, but he’s off to a great start. RG3 certainly looks to be the front-runner to win the Rookie of the Year awards, but while his Washington Redskins are at the bottom of the totem pole with a 3-6 record, Luck and the Colts are in the playoff hunt. Luck will have one of his toughest tests of the season as the Colts travel to New England to face Tom Brady and the Patriots.
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