Andrew Luck Looking To Continue His Success In Year Two

Updated: August 18, 2013

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The Indianapolis Colts shocked no one in 2012 when they took Andrew Luck out of Stanford with the #1 pick. While many thought that it would take a few years for the Colts to build their team back up, Luck’s play helped them sneak into the playoffs. Although they lost right away, the Colts have high expectations going into 2013.

Luck obviously has a lot to do with the success of the squad, but can he really surpass his solid rookie season? It is going to be hard, simply because he set the bar so high. He was a leader from day one, and from a fantasy football perspective, he was a top 10 quarterback in the NFL. As good as he was the Colts caught some breaks just to get in the position they were in.

Unlike other young quarterbacks such as Russell Wilson, Robert Griffin III and Colin Kaepernick, Luck is a traditional pocket passer. The NFL seems to be trending towards a lot of run-option looks, but Luck is never going to play that style. This might hurt his fantasy numbers, but for Indianapolis fans, the win total is all that matters.

Although the Colts are trying to build a dependable receiving unit to support Luck, it is just not there at this point. The offensive line also offers little protection for such a valuable quarterback. There were 41 sacks in total given up by the offensive line, not to mention countless hurries. Even a Tom Brady or Aaron Rodgers would see their numbers dip in that scenario.

The safe projection for Luck in 2013 is for him to have a relatively good season. For most people, that would be a disappointment, as you want to see progression from year one to two. However, given what Luck has as far as a supporting cast, this should be what people expect.

This post was written by

Todd – who has written posts on Big Dog Sports Blog.
Todd is a lifelong New York Sports Fan.

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