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Colts Reportedly Have Best Quarterback Situation with Andrew Luck

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According to Patrick Daugherty of Rotoworld, the Indianapolis Colts have the best quarterback situation of all of the NFL’s 32 teams with young superstar quarterback Andrew Luck:

"1. Colts, Andrew LuckHype sells jerseys, but it also brings the wolves to the door. Sports has a rich tradition of devouring its ChosenOnes™ just as quickly as it anoints them. That’s what Andrew Luck was staring down when he entered the league as its most feted player since Michael Vick. For every LeBron James, there’s a Freddy Adu. So which way did Luck break? Let’s just put it this way — he has more soccer commercials than Adu. Still only 25, Luck has piloted three 11-win teams in three years, and come within one game of the Super Bowl. Detractors point to his turnovers as cause for concern, but just ask Brett Favre or Kurt Warner — you’ve got to risk some picks if you want to make some plays. Luck is cerebral. He is tough (100 sacks, zero games missed). He is athletic (he has four more career rushing touchdowns than Robert Griffin III). He is the best young quarterback in the NFL, and a building block to be envied by 31 other teams."

Just behind the Colts were the Green Bay Packers at #2 with Aaron Rodgers, the Seattle Seahawks at #3 with Russell Wilson, the Atlanta Falcons at #4 with Matt Ryan, and rounding out the Top 5, the Pittsburgh Steelers at #5 with Ben Roethlisberger.

Jan 4, 2015; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) against the Cincinnati Bengals during the 2014 AFC Wild Card playoff football game at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

It appears the winning criteria was “who’s the best franchise quarterback for the next 10 years”, which Luck undoubtedly wins unless you’re a diehard Seahawks fan. While more established superstar quarterbacks like Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady are still deemed better right now and rightfully so (at least for now), Luck is only 25 years old compared to Rodgers at 31 years old and Brady at 37 years old respectively.

In terms of franchise quarterback, Luck can play at least 10 more years, while the “old guard” of NFL superstar quarterbacks no longer can. For the purpose of Daugherty’s exercise, that’s why he’s the top dog here.

It also didn’t hurt that Luck is coming off a season in which he was one of the NFL’s leading passers, as he threw for a league leading 40 touchdown passes on his way to 4,761 passing yards. He carried his team came just short of reaching the Super Bowl, as the Colts fell to the New England Patriots in this past year’s AFC Championship Game.

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