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Andrew Luck Makes Top QB List


January 24, 2014; Kapolei, HI, USA; Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1), Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) and Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles (9) throw the ball during the 2014 Pro Bowl practice at Kapolei High School. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Andrew Luck is the seventh best quarterback in the NFL according to Bleacher Reports list of top 65 QBs. Luck beat out a lot of good quarterbacks in this list as he should, but should he be as far down as seventh?

This report rated players in 5 categories, Accuracy, Arm Strength, Decision Makin, Mechanics and Mobility. Luck scored a total of 90 out of 100 on their chart. The area that hurt him the most was Accuracy where they only scored him 29 out of 35. Bleacher Report gave Luck the benefit of the doubt stating that he didn’t really have the consistent offensive weapons around him all season to let him get comfortable.

Who are the six players who are supposedly better than Andrew Luck? In order they are Drew Brees, Tom Brady, Aaron Rogers, Russell Wilson, Philip Rivers and of course Peyton Manning. I could make some arguments that Andrew Luck is better than a couple on that list, but seventh overall is still pretty good. To be considered close to some of the guys is a compliment in itself.

How can Luck move up the list next season?

What Luck needs to do is work on moving the ball consistently. Even in the games that they won there was a level of inconsistency when it came to ball movement. There were several times that the Colts won a close game because of one big play. Teams can’t always count on one big play to save the game. There needs to be a constant pattern of movement and first downs. Luck also scrambled a lot and made some good plays in bad situation. That’s great, but a team shouldn’t rely on that either.

I agree with this article. Luck didn’t really have the opportunity to show what he’s truly capable of because of the weapons that went missing during the season. It’s hard to make adjustments in the middle of the season when you lose a key player; it’s even more difficult when you lose several key players.

The 2014 season should show us what Andrew Luck is truly capable of and where exactly he belongs on the list of the best quarterbacks.