Indianapolis Colts Made The Right Decision On Andrew Luck
The Indianapolis Colts chose to cut ties with their future Hall of Famer quarterback Peyton Manning the end of 2011. Owner Jim Irsay wanted to go in a different direction, as the quarterback was suffering from a severe neck injury and also some internal power struggles were engaged.
Jim Irsay did just that, as they said goodbye to Peyton Manning they said hello to Andrew Luck. They drafted Luck with the first overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. Andrew Luck was considered the most NFL-ready quarterback to ever come out of college since Peyton Manning in 1998. But the wounds were still open in Indianapolis, as they weren’t ready to let go of their prized player in Manning.
Fast forward two and a half years later, and now you have the future in Andrew Luck which has potential that is unlimited. In his first two NFL seasons, he led the Colts to an 11-5 record. Not bad for a young quarterback that is always going to be in the shadow of the great Peyton Manning. Before he joined the Indianapolis Colts, they were an off-balance team that went 2-14, and then Andrew Luck came to save the day and became their saviour.
Many people were stating in the beginning of this season, that the Indianapolis Colts made a bad decision on letting Peyton Manning go. The reason why fans and the media felt this way was because Andrew Luck led his team to an 0-2 start. Then the NFL world started to panic and question the young star’s ability, to lead this once powered offense back to an elite level.
Now that the Indianapolis Colts are 4-2, after their win Thursday night against the Houston Texans, NFL fans are starting to believe in him again. Andrew Luck in the next three years will be the best quarterback in the NFL; guaranteed. He not only has a strong arm, but he’s very mobile in getting his team those extra yards for a first down. In his first two seasons, he’s accumulated 8,196 passing yards. The way he’s throwing the ball so far this year, he’s on target to throw for over 5,000 yards and 40 or more touchdowns this season.
At only 25-years-old and in his third NFL season, I can say that the Indianapolis Colts definitely made the right decision in drafting Andrew Luck. Hopefully some Super Bowls will come later for this young phenomenon.