Sometimes, I wonder whether people on this site get tired of reading about how good Andrew Luck is.
And then I realize what a stupid thought that is. So here we go.
Former NFL quarterback Kurt Warner was at Colts camp on Saturday, broadcasting with NFL Network from Anderson University. In his 12-year NFL career, Warner was a 4-time Pro Bowler and a 2-time First Team All-Pro, passing for 32,344 yards, 208 touchdowns, and 128 interceptions while completing 65.5% of his passes for a passer rating of 93.7. He spent six seasons with the St. Louis Rams, one year with the New York Giants, and then five with the Arizona Cardinals. He played in three Super Bowls and holds the three highest single-game passing yard totals in Super Bowl history. He is a two-time NFL MVP and the MVP of Super Bowl XXXIV. Now, he's an analyst for NFL Network, and today he was spending time with the Colts, also taking some time to weigh in on the team's franchise quarterback.
According to the Indianapolis Star's Mike Chappell, Warner had high praise for Andrew Luck:
"I mean, just a special, special player," Warner said. "Not only does he have the physical ability to make all the throws (and) the athleticism to extend plays, he's a smart kid that is well beyond his years as far as understanding the game, seeing defenses, making the proper decisions.
"The thing you love about him is he plays his best football at the most critical moments of games. A lot of times you have young kids that come in, maybe have some of the first two skills, but when the pressure's on you see them fall back, especially early in their career."
This isn't the first time that someone has high praise for Andrew Luck and it most certainly won't be the last, but it's always nice to hear a former successful NFL quarterback talking about how good Luck is. Earlier this year, in January, Luck was ranked by ESPN as the second best player to start a franchise with, and then at the beginning of this month he was ranked by ESPN's Mike Sando (after he talked with team insiders) as a "tier one" quarterback and the fifth best in the league overall. And then there are others, too (and not just ESPN guys, thankfully) - whether it's the NFL.com's Chris Wesseling ranking Luck highly, CBS's Pat Kirwan naming Luck one of the ten most influential people in the NFL today, ESPN's Ron Jaworski ranking Luck as the league's fifth best quarterback, or others.
Andrew Luck is good. But you already knew that. Former NFL and Super Bowl MVP Kurt Warner does too.