Originally written on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 11/11/11
It’s not brain surgery. The Indianapolis Colts are 0-9 and there really doesn’t look like they have much fight left in them. And college football’s most desirable player just happens to be a guy who could very well turn the team’s fortunes around. Stanford’s Andrew Luck is a complete quarterback, the kind of player you could build a dynasty around. The kind of quarterback who could – and I’m not sure I can say this without Colts fans going nuts – replace Peyton Manning. Luck’s dad was a successful college quarterback who played in the NFL and is now a major college athletic director. The boy himself has a big-time arm with stunning accuracy, an uncanny ability to sense the rush, a great understanding of defenses and he can even run. One can never project with absolute certainty that a college player will work out in the NFL, but Luck is about as sure a thing as has come around since, to be honest, Manning. But Luck actually has some aspects Manning doesn’t. In fact, if I had to compare him to any NFL player, it would be Aaron Rodgers. So, of course, with Rodgers pillaging his way through the [...]
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