While Andrew Luck Ranks 92nd in NFL Top 100, Colts Nation Knows Better
The NFL’s Top 100, which is an annual poll conducted by players, recently released its first batch of players #100-91 with Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck coming in at 92nd overall (down from his ranking of #7 just a season prior):
There’s no question that Luck had a forgettable season for his normal high standards, as the quarterback threw for a mere 15 touchdowns and 1,881 passing yards–having missed 9 games because of injuries. Not to mention, he also threw 12 interceptions and had a career low passer rating of 74.9.
If this were a poll based on purely performance, Luck shouldn’t have been listed at all based off of last season.
However, the fact that Luck comes in at 92nd raises questions of whether this poll is actually based off performance or elite ability:
If it’s the latter, Luck should’ve come in much higher than at 92nd overall:
Simply put, he’s much better than the 92nd overall player in the NFL, especially when one considers that there are supposedly 15 quarterbacks on this list and only the Oakland Raiders Derek Carr was ranked below Luck. That means that there are allegedly 13 quarterbacks that are better than Luck.
I’m not buying that.
In a league where there are few elite quarterbacks, Luck is still only 26 years old and remains one of the best young quarterbacks in football. He has the arm, football intelligence, and athleticism that makes him close to the complete package as far as great quarterbacks are concerned.
He plays the most important position in the NFL and touches the football on roughly 50% of his team’s plays.
Despite last season’s struggles, Luck is just one season removed from a league-leading 40 touchdown pass season and from carrying the Colts to the AFC Championship game.
If we are talking about purely the “top players” in the NFL, even after last season, Luck should be no lower than Top 25 overall.
Fortunately, Colts Nation knows better.