The Colts have had a bunch of players pick up individual accolades. That continues today, as their quarterback received another award.
Andrew Luck has had a resurgent season since coming back from injury. He missed all of last season with a shoulder injury. But he has been better than ever this season, and others around the league have taken notice.
Luck was named the AFC Offensive Player of the Month today by the league. It is the second time in his career that he has received that honor. He threw for 925 yards, 9 touchdowns and 3 INT’s during the month of November, with one of those picks being a drop from the receiver.
As the season has gone on, Luck has increased his level of production. He has moved the offense into a gear that very few around the league can stop. No one has stopped in the past month, as the Colts are on a five game winning streak.
First year head coach Frank Reich deserves a lot of credit for Luck’s play too. He has designed an offense to showcase Luck’s best skills. He also has allowed Luck to get rid of the ball sooner so he doesn’t take as many hits and isn’t as at risk for injury.
While this is a nice award, it probably won’t mean much to Luck or the team. Luck only cares about winning football games. He is dead focused on the game this week against the Jaguars. He knows that continuing to win is the only thing that will get them into the playoffs.
It’s nice to see the league taking notice of Luck’s great play. He should win Comeback Player of the Year, and should be named to the Prow Bowl at year’s end. He even has an outside shot at the MVP. But his number one priority is playing just well enough to win games.