For Indianapolis Colts’ fans, the return of Andrew Luck to the field this season would have been enough within itself to have optimism. But, Luck isn’t just back on the field, he’s been putting together his best season as a pro after returning from shoulder surgery that kept him out of the 2017 season altogether.
Luck has his best completion rate of his career to this point at 67.9 percent, his best touchdown percentage of 6.5 percent, is on pace to eclipse his career-best of 40 touchdowns, and has been hitting his best quarterback rating (98.9) as well.
In November, Luck was recognized by the NFL as the AFC’s offensive player of the month with his impressive production, and now Pro Football Focus has given the Colts’ signal-caller the same acknowledgment.
Luck put up 9 touchdowns to only 3 interceptions, had a completion rate of 77.9 percent and compiled 925 passing yards (308 passing yards per game), in leading the team to a 31.3 point per game average and going 3-0 in November.
Here is what PFF had to say about their decision to give the honor to Luck:
Andrew Luck is back. Slotted just behind Brees, the Indianapolis Colts’ wily veteran earned the second-highest grade (92.6) among qualifying offensive players in Weeks 9-12. Luck’s 83.0% adjusted completion percentage ranked third among signal-callers in the month of November, and his 150.2 passer rating under pressure led all quarterbacks with 20-plus pressured dropbacks in the four-week span.
Luck took only a single sack in November which absolutely helped his ability to read the field and deal to his receivers, but didn’t have a dominant running game to give him much of an assist. The Colts averaged only 3.9 yards per rush (301 rushing yards/3 games) after their previous two games, alone, netted them 442 rushing yards.
Luck’s Week 13 performance appears to be nothing but a blip at this point when looking at his season production, thus it’s more than fair to assume that he’ll return to form down the stretch of the final four games of the season which the Colts desperately need.