NFL.com Has Luck At Tight End in All-QB Offense
While there should absolutely be no position change in his near future, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck is listed at tight end in one of NFL.com’s recent articles. That’s right, Bucky Brooks of NFL.com revealed his all-QB offense today, where quarterbacks were placed at different positions according to their skill-set in an offensive lineup.
The Colts talented tight end duo of Dwayne Allen and Coby Fleener shouldn’t be worried anytime soon, but at a broad shouldered, 6’4, 240 pounds, with quick feet, Luck took the honors of playing tight end in Brooks all-QB offense:
"“Tight end: Andrew Luck, Indianapolis ColtsHeight: 6-4. Weight: 240.The ultra-athletic Luck could line up anywhere on the field, based on his unique combination of size, speed and athleticism, but a move to tight end could maximize his skills as a rugged playmaker on the perimeter. With his high football IQ, Luck would rival Jason Witten’s potency as a crafty third-down weapon with exceptional route-running skills, while his big frame would allow him to challenge Rob Gronkowski and Jimmy Graham for red-zone supremacy.”"
Jul 30, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) gets ready to run sprints during training camp at Anderson University. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
It’s a move that realistically could make some football sense. If Luck wasn’t blessed with a golden arm, it’s not out of the question that he could be playing in the NFL, just at another position. He has the athleticism, strength, and speed to theoretically play tight end in the NFL. However, this is purely just for fun, and Luck is a superstar at quarterback as it is, where he’ll stay forever.
The actual quarterback on Brooks team was the Green Bay Packers Aaron Rodgers, and it’s hard to necessarily disagree with that choice. With his pure passing ability and exceptional athleticism, Rodgers is the consensus best quarterback in the game right now among league experts.
However, although I understand where Brooks is coming from, Peyton Manning at center and Tom Brady at right guard is suspect at best. Those guys don’t like to get hit, much less initiate contact against 300+ pound defensive lineman. From an intellectual perspective, they’re smart enough to man the position, but neither one strikes me as being tough and rugged in the trenches. In Brooks’ defense though, there aren’t a lot of sensible starting quarterback options that look the part of an offensive lineman.
Luck at tight end though, that’s a fantasy that at least makes some sense.
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