Andrew Luck Ranked Seventh on NFL Network’s Top 100
By Evan Reller
Every year the NFL players vote for the top 100 in their league. That gives way to the NFL Network’s Top 100 Players of 2015 special. This year they’ve said that Andrew Luck is the seventh best player in the NFL.
Luck has made a quick ascent up all the league rankings and leading all quarterbacks with 40 touchdowns last season tends to get noticed. In addition to the touchdowns, Luck completed nearly 62 percent of his passes for 4,761 yards. He also ran for 273 yards and three more touchdowns.
In just his second season, Luck was ranked the 30th best player in the NFL by other players in 2013. What is scary is that Luck is still improving his game. He is still a bit turnover prone and at times tries to do too much, two things he’s focusing on in the offseason. It is highly likely that the Colts will see an even better version of Luck in 2015.
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Players interviewed praised his ability to create in the pocket and take off and run as well as how hard it is to simply tackle him once they got their hands on him. He also got a lot of attention for his glorious neck beard. The consensus seemed to be that Luck will be the best QB in the league in the next two years.
There isn’t much to say about Luck’s spot on the list either, as he trails behind Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, J.J. Watt, DeMarco Murray, Calvin Johnson and Aaron Rodgers. Arguments could be made that he should be slightly higher, but he’s still a top 10 player in a league with over 1,000 in it.
Luck wasn’t the only Colts player to make the list either. Adam Vinatieri made the list at number 98 after finishing the season hitting 30 of hits 31 attempts. Vontae Davis checked in at 59 after not giving up a single touchdown all season long. And T.Y. Hilton was 35th on the list after a career high in yardage with 1,345.