Andrew Luck is no longer a rookie. Whatever grace period he had in his first year with the Indianapolis Colts has expired after a first season that yielded a playoff berth. Now the expectations are set, and in Indianapolis, those start with the playoffs and involve bringing home another Lombardi Trophy. That doesn’t phase Luck, though.
Luck put the ribbon on his first set of OTAs this week, and will turn his attention to mandatory workouts next week, followed by training camp. With Reggie Wayne absent during most of the OTAs, Luck solidified his role as the offensive leader.
Luck still defers to Wayne as the elder statesman of the offense, but he realizesthat, as the quarterback, the team will look to him for leadership. That’s a role he’s very comfortable with.
“I think it’s a natural progression. As you get older, no matter what position you are, you’re going to maybe tackle a little more or have a little more of a presence. Obviously as a quarterback, you inherit that just by t...