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Andrew Luck ranked as third-best quarterback in the NFL

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The MMQB's Andy Benoit recently ranked the 32 projected starting quarterbacks in the NFL, and Colts quarterback Andrew Luck came in at number three.

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This offseason we have seen a lot of different quarterback rankings, but when it comes to Colts quarterback Andrew Luck there hasn't been much variation.  He has been on the top ten of every list we've looked at and has been near the top five range almost every time as well.  In short, there is a large consensus on the Colts' young quarterback: he's already really good and only going to get better.

Recently, the MMQB's Andy Benoit offered up his quarterback rankings, ranking the 32 projected starting quarterbacks for 2015 (why not just rank the best regardless of their starting status?), and he had Andrew Luck at number three - and had some very high praise for him.

Has a chance to one day reach the All-Time Mt. Rushmore, right up there with Brady, Montana and whoever else you have. Right now, he's already the best play-extending pocket passer in the game, by far.

Luck came in ranked behind only Tom Brady (1) and Aaron Rodgers (2).  Yes, you read that right - for the first time of any list we've looked at, Aaron Rodgers wasn't number one on the list, and no, it makes absolutely no sense.  Rodgers is very clearly the best quarterback in the game, and while Tom Brady is still playing at a very high level (there's no issue with him at number two), putting him at number one is #ringzzz bias at its finest.  Rounding out the top five are Peyton Manning (4) and Ben Roethlisberger (5).

As for Andrew Luck, Benoit doesn't shy away from saying what many have thought at some point over the past few years - Luck has the chance to be remembered as one of the all-time greats.  It seems absolutely silly to talk about a player who just wrapped up his third season as possibly ending up as one of the best ever, and indeed it is very premature - but that's just how good Luck is and figures to continue to be.  It's way too early to make those predictions, but Benoit is right on this: he absolutely has a chance to reach that status, though whether or not he'll get there remains to be seen.

His first three years in the league have been an overwhelming success, however, as he has thrown for 12,957 yards, 86 touchdowns, added 905 yards and 12 touchdowns on the ground, helped lead the Colts to three straight playoff appearances, two straight division titles, and a 33-15 record, and last year Luck broke Peyton Manning's franchise single-season passing yards record and led the NFL in touchdown passes with 40.

There may be disagreements with some of these rankings, but the reality is that regardless of where exactly some of these quarterbacks are ranked, Andrew Luck is near the top - and figures to only get better.  The Colts are very fortunate at the quarterback position and they have one of the best in the league, and that will remain the case for the next decade.