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Andrew Luck is now third in Colts history in career passing yards

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Andrew Luck is in just his fifth season as quarterback of the Indianapolis Colts, but he’s already pretty high in the franchise’s record books.

In fact, today Luck passed Bert Jones for the third-most passing yards in Colts history (with 17,665), behind only two of the greatest of all-time in Peyton Manning (54,828) and Johnny Unitas (39,768).

Furthermore, Luck is third in Colts history in pass attempts (2,481) and pass completions (1,457), once again quite a ways behind Manning and Unitas. When it comes to passing touchdowns, Manning is first with 399, Unitas is second with 287, and then Bert Jones is third with 122 - but Luck is very close to passing Jones, as he’s at 120. Luck is fourth in Colts history in picks (with 63, 35 away from passing Jones for third place), and he’s third in Colts history in career passer rating (behind Manning and Jim Harbaugh). He’s also just one rushing touchdown away from tying Bert Jones for the second-most by a Colts quarterback (with 14; Manning is first with 17), and just ten rushing yards away from passing Jones for the second-most by a Colts quarterback (with 1,357; Unitas is first with 1,777).

Luck’s ascent up the Colts’ record books has been quick, but it will slow down quite a bit as he gets into third place, as after that it will be quite a while before he reaches Peyton Manning and Johnny Unitas territory. But when they’re considered two of the best to ever play the game, that’s perfectly understandable. What is clear is that Luck continues to play well and is quickly establishing himself as the third-best quarterback in franchise history.