The 6-foot-4, 234 pound Luck, who the Colts took first overall in April’s draft after the prodigy guided Stanford University to an 11-2 record in 2011 and captured the Maxwell Award and Walter Camp Player of the Year Award, has led Indianapolis to an astounding five touchdowns and one field goal in 11 preseason possessions.
Luck, once labeled by ESPN’s Mel Kiper, Jr. as the best quarterback prospect since John Elway left Palo Alto in 1983, told Sports Illustrated’s Peter King on Friday that nothing in the professional ranks has caught him unprepared.
“Not much, really. Can’t really think of anything,” said Luck, 22, who tossed 82 touchdowns, in comparison to 22 interceptions, for 9,430 yards as a Cardinal.
Luck certainly managed to impress Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin.
“We’ve seen a few misses at the number one spot,” said Tomlin, 40, who became the youngest head coach to win a title when the Steelers defeated the Arizona Cardinals 27 to 23 in Super Bowl XLIII. “He (Luck) ain’t no miss.”
The two-time College America Team selection, a runner-up for the Heisman Trophy in both 2010 and 2011, signed a four-year contract worth $22 million on July 19.
Barring injury, or an unforeseen addiction to smack or booze, Peyton Manning’s successor will thrive under center for more than the next decade in “The Circle City” and become the newest Colts icon.
Andrew Luck “ain’t no miss” and it’s hard to “really think of anything” that will prevent him from developing into one of the league’s preeminent signal-callers within three years.by