Today, I'm officially declaring that Andrew Luck is no longer the best quarterback under the age of 25. I'm actually very emphatic about that, and it has nothing to do with his game last week.
In fact, it has everything to do with the fact that he's no longer under 25. Today is Colts quarterback Andrew Luck's 25th birthday!
It's been a pretty great first two years (plus one game) and Luck has started every single one of the Colts' 36 games over his first two years and a game, including playoffs. He has completed 57.1% of his passes for 9,628 yards and 55 touchdowns, while also adding 736 yards and 10 scores on the ground. He has led eight fourth quarter comebacks and eleven game winning drives through his first two seasons.
There is absolutely no one more important to the Colts than Andrew Luck. They're not a great team, but Andrew Luck is pretty great. And today, it's his birthday!
Andrew Luck isn't just a great quarterback, he's a great guy. And he's actually pretty normal, too. If, by normal you mean superstar quarterback who still has a flip phone and who reads books about concrete on road trips, then yeah, he's normal. But he's a guy who'd rather stay at home and play board games than go out partying. He's a leader. He's a star quarterback. He's a down-to-earth guy.
The awesome thing about celebrating Luck's 25th birthday is that there are still many more years to come with Luck at the helm of the Colts. He's played just two years and a game with the team, and already we have plenty of memories. There are still plenty more to come too.
There was the comeback win over the Packers in the ChuckStrong game. There was the comeback win over the Lions at the last second. There was the win over the Broncos at Lucas Oil Stadium. There was the comeback win over the Chiefs in the playoffs last year. There have been plenty of other memories too - what is your favorite Luck memory so far in his career?
Happy 25th birthday, Andrew Luck! You're no longer the best quarterback in the league under 25 years old, but you're well on your way to becoming the best quarterback in the league of any age.