Found February 18, 2013 on isportsweb.com:
Indianapolis Colts fans are fortunate, if early indications are a true preview of future returns. No matter which way you slice it, Andrew Luck’s rookie season outpaces that of the then-record setting rookie season by former Colts quarterback Peyton Manning. And as I have stated all along, this has been with a smaller pool of talent than what Manning had his first go-around (mainly along the offensive line). Very few teams have ever had a Hall-of-Fame quarterback immediately succeeded by a quality rookie or first-year starter. You obviously have Joe Montana and Steve Young , which may be the only legitimate example of this phenomenon in the modern NFL. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves just yet. Luck’s rookie season was better than any could have imagined, but the sample size is too small to begin annoiting him as “the Next Great Quarterback” of the NFL. It is, however, unique in the sense that Luck accomplished so many things that no other rookie quarterback before him has done ...
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