The 24-year-old Luck, who the prior weekend helped Indianapolis complete the second biggest comeback in postseason history, finished 20-of-41 for 331 yards, two touchdowns and four interceptions.
Although one of Luck’s picks was essentially a drop by Stanley Havili, the 2012 Pro Bowler caused the Colts’ collapse.
Still, a classic pocket passer with a quick release, Luck remains the premier quarterback prospect to enter the NFL in the past 30 years.
Without a glaring weakness, the 6-foot-4, 235-pound Luck has tossed 46 scores, versus 27 interceptions, for 8,196 yards in 32 professional starts.
An amazing athlete, the former Cardinal is a true field general who is willing to step into a throw in the face of pressure.
Despite losing Reggie Wayne on October 20, being overly dependent on T.Y. Hilton, and lacking a running game, Luck managed to direct the league’s 14th ranked attack.
Luck, who agreed to a four-year-contract worth $22 million roughly three months after getting drafted first overall in April 2012, will keep the Colts running through at least 2016.
Completely dismissing the fiasco in Foxborough, don’t be surprised if Andrew Luck and the Colts gallop to Super Bowl XLIX next winter at the University of Phoenix Stadium.by