The defining play of Andrew Luck’s career so far has to be his touchdown against the Kansas City Chiefs in the wild card round of the 2013 playoffs.
The Colts trailed 31-10 at halftime and 38-10 shortly after the second half began, but they began to mount a comeback. Before long, the Colts had the ball early in the fourth quarter looking to make it a one-score game. But near the goal line Donald Brown fumbled, and it was then that Luck made the play. He scooped up the football and lunged forward into the end zone, making it just a three-point Chiefs lead. By the time the dust had settled at the end of the game, the Colts had won a thriller, 45-44. And the biggest highlight of the day was Luck’s Superman touchdown.
Fans loved it, and it turns out players around the league loved it too. The Indianapolis Star’s Zak Keefer recently did a feature on Colts safety Mike Adams, and in it was a very interesting detail. Adams said that after his time with the Broncos ended he was contemplating what his future held, and in June he was at the Cheesecake Factory with friends when his agent called, informing him that the Colts and the Bears were interested in him. So which would it be? He obviously choose the Colts, and part of the reason was Luck’s Superman play.
“The first thing that came to mind was Luck picking up that ball and diving into the end zone in that playoff game against the Chiefs,” Adams told Keefer. “That (expletive) intrigued me.”
Adams did indeed sign with the Colts and became a two-time Pro Bowler in Indianapolis, and he’s started 39 of a possible 43 games since signing with the team in 2014. He’s been productive and has forced a lot of turnovers, and he’s provided a stabilizing force in the secondary - something the Colts really needed. He was a key late addition in 2014, and it seems the Colts have Andrew Luck to thank (at least in part) for him choosing the Colts.