When Andrew Luck took the field for the first time in his NFL career and tossed the ball to Donald Brown, who then managed to streak up the field, flat outrunning the St. Louis Rams' defense, scoring the first touchdown of the game, there was a lot of surprised laughter, and some knowing smiles exchanged between the fans.
That looked familiar.
Peyton Manning's first career pass was a long TD, as well. A nice spiral to Marvin Harrison. It was just the first of many times the two would hook up.
The comparisons between Andrew Luck and Peyton Manning have been nearly endless. Both of them were star college quarterbacks projected to be the top overall draft pick at the end of their junior year and both decided to stay in school their senior year. (Luck stayed to finish his degree, Manning to enjoy some free time.) Both QBs were the top overall draft picks once they did leave school. The similarities go on and on.
A nice difference for Indianapolis fans, though, is that Andrew Luck's fi...