For his performance in the month of November, Colts quarterback Andrew Luck has been named the AFC's Offensive Player of the Month, the NFL announced this morning. It is the first time in his career that Luck has earned the honor.
Luck had a terrific month in a terrific season, as he completed 88 of 144 passes (61.1%) for 1,280 yards, 12 touchdowns and 2 picks with a passer rating of 112.0 in the month of November. The Colts were 3-1 in the month, with wins over the New York Giants, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Washington Redskins.
What makes this honor even more impressive is that Luck has been doing it all season long, not just this month. In fact, while he threw for 1,280 yards in November, he threw for 1,426 in October and 1,305 in September. November was actually the lowest passing yardage total of any month of the 2014 season for Luck. He threw 12 touchdown passes in November, and in October he threw 9 and in September he threw 13. None of this is to say that Luck isn't deserving of the Offensive Player of the Month award - there's absolutely no doubt that he is and that he has been fantastic this month. Rather it's to show that this wasn't just one good month but rather a clear indication of his season. He's been doing it all year. And he's been really good all year. The NFL has recognized it for the month of November.
Luck was previously honored with an Offensive Player of the Week award for his performance in week three, and Pat McAfee (Special Teams Player of the Week in week six) and D'Qwell Jackson (Defensive Player of the Week this week) since joined him with the weekly honors. Additionally, Luck is the second Colt this season to win a Player of the Month award, joining Pat McAfee, who was named the Special Teams Player of the Month for the month of September.
This is a great honor for Andrew Luck and a well-deserved one at that. Congrats to the Colts' quarterback on a great month in a great season.