Watching Andrew Luck takes me back, all the way back to 2010 when the Colts had a shot at winning every game cause the Sheriff was always on the clock. This is something special that I have come to expect. The fact that the Colts were able to draft Luck after only one year of misery is extremely rare. One year earlier or one year later doesn't produce the talent of the 2012 draft. Luck has a lot to prove. His accuracy could improve, mistakes could minimize and he obviously hasn't peaked, but he has "it".
Andrew Luck just broke the record for most passing yards in a game with 433, FOUR HUNDRED AND THIRTY-THREE! In the same game, Luck tied a rookie record set by Peyton Manning in 1998 for most 300+ passing yard games in a rookie season. All of this after only 8 games.
Last year gave Colts' fans a taste of what it's like to not have a franchise QB. As a 25 year old native of Indianapolis I've not known much other than excellence at QB. Andrew Luck is on pace to shatter yardage records and is already having a better rookie season than Peyton Manning did. Most analysts had the Colts ranked 32nd out of 32 teams. Preseason expectations were 1-3 wins max, playoffs? playoffs!?!?
The Colts are now headed into a favorable week 10 match-up 2 games above .500 and WOULD be in the playoffs if the season ended today. The season is still young, but a lot of this unexpected success falls squarely on the shoulders of #12. All Colts' fans should realize how awesome it is to have this type of young talent immediately following the departure of the GOAT. Andrew Luck is a couple MVPs, 74 ProBowls and a Superbowl away from attaining Peyton Mainning legendary status in this city, but who would have thought that a rookie could make us forget about what we'd lost in Manning so quickly?
It's an exciting time to be a Colts' fan just one year removed from a 2 win season and it sure does feel good to be spoiled.