Indianapolis Colts: 30 greatest players in franchise history

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Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts
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2012-Present. Andrew Luck. 27. player. 46. . Quarterback

You’re probably thinking this is a little early for Andrew Luck, and you’d probably have a case. However, based on what’s going on in 2018, this seems like a safe place for the young gunslinger to land.

Chances are he’s going to end his career much higher — likely in the top-5. He’s an elite quarterback talent who, if he stays healthy, could turn out to be one of the best the game has ever seen. Unfortunately, at this cross-section of his career, it’s unclear if he’ll ever be able to return to his former glory.

When he was playing at his best, though, Luck was unstoppable. After going No. 1 overall to the Colts back in 2012, the Stanford product immediately asserted himself as a generational talent. He took Indianapolis from a broken franchise to a potential playoff squad. Just look at his 2014 campaign and three-straight Pro Bowl appearances to start his career if you need evidence.

My hope is that Luck skyrockets up this list in the coming years, proving himself to be among the greatest gunslingers to ever grace the gridiron. After a shoulder injury held him out for a year and a half, though, I’ll remain skeptical until I see the old Luck for more than a game or two at a time.