Our series looking at each player on the Colts' roster leading up to training camp continues today with a look at star quarterback Andrew Luck, the player with the most job security of anyone on the team.
Through three seasons in the league, Luck has started all 48 games and has completed 58.6% of his passes for 12,957 yards (7.1 yards per attempt), 86 touchdowns, and 43 interceptions, also adding 905 yards and 12 touchdowns on the ground, averaging 4.8 yards per carry. In 2014, Luck continued his improvement by having a phenomenal season, completing 380-of-616 passes (61.7%) for 4,761 yards (a franchise-record and the third-highest total in the league), 40 touchdowns (most in the league), 16 interceptions, and added 273 yards and three scores on the ground. He is a three-time Pro Bowler and quickly emerging as one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL.
There's not much I could say here that hasn't already been said in a number of articles on this site, and simply put it comes down to this: Andrew Luck is really good. He has improved each year and likely will continue to as well. He's not just the Colts' starting quarterback; he's their franchise quarterback and the reason there are incredibly high expectations in Indianapolis. Behind Luck, the Colts should continue to be a playoff team and compete for a title, which they certainly are likely to do this year. Though the team's roster isn't the most talented group overall in the league, it should be the best team that Luck has had in his time in Indy, and that could enable the star quarterback to reach even bigger heights.
The questions with Andrew Luck aren't whether he'll make the roster or whether he'll be the starter. No, the questions with Luck are more like whether he'll have an MVP campaign. That's a real possibility, and as long as he's under center for the Colts, so is a Super Bowl. That's their goal this year, and the main reason why that's realistic is because of their quarterback.