Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck broke yet another record on Sunday, in what has the chance to presumably become a long line of records when it’s all said and done for the still only 25 year old prodigy. According to ESPN Stats & Info, Luck passed Kurt Warner for the most passing yards in a player’s first four postseason games in NFL history:
Oct 3, 1999; Cincinnati, OH, USA; FILE PHOTO; St. Louis Rams quarterback Kurt Warner (13) standing on the sidelines against the Cincinnati Bengals during the 1999 season at Riverfront stadium. Mandatory Credit: RVR Photos-USA TODAY Sports
Since his team’s Wildcard defeat to the Baltimore Ravens in 2012, Luck has thrown for a total of 1,438 passing yards in 4 playoff games. This just narrowly beat Warner’s previous record of 1,428 total passing yards that was set with the St. Louis Rams in 1999-2000. Of course, Warner was already 28 years old when he appeared in his 1st NFL playoff game in 1999 in his then-2nd NFL season. His 1999 St. Louis Rams’ team went on to win the Super Bowl during that magical year.
For Luck, his playoff record shattering should not come as a surprise for a young quarterback that is among the league’s leading passers already in his 3rd NFL season. Among NFL quarterbacks, Luck finished the season 3rd in total passing yards with 4,761 and 1st in touchdowns with 40. What has already been a bright start to his young NFL career has a chance to be much brighter, as Luck continues to improve and get better with more acquired experience.
In the mean time, Colts’ fans can look forward to an impending playoff quarterback matchup with “Mr. Record Holder” himself in Peyton Manning and his Denver Broncos. Manning is the franchise’s former future Hall of Fame quarterback and an all-time great afterall, playing most of his best seasons with the Colts.
Manning previously beat Brett Favre‘s career touchdown record earlier this season and now has 530 total touchdowns in his esteemed NFL career. His 69,691 career passing yards are just short of Favre’s 71,838 passing yards for first all-time. This Sunday’s game should be a matchup for the ages and one that links two top quarterbacks of their respective generations.
Oct 20, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) shakes hands with Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) before the game at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Thomas J. Russo-USA TODAY Sports