There's just no stopping Andrew Luck. Last night against the Texans, he was once again unstoppable. It's getting to a stage where it's no longer a surprise.
Just when you think he cant get any better, he does. Last night he started where he left off after a solid performance against Baltimore on Sunday. He, with the help of T.Y Hilton lead the Colts into a 24-0 lead in the first quarter throwing 204 passing yards in the quarter alone.
Luck finished the game with 370 yards passing and 3 touchdowns. That now takes luck to 17 passing touchdowns through six weeks. The next closest quarterbacks are on 12, but will play their week six match-ups this weekend.
The best young QB ever
People have started to compare Luck to Peyton Manning, not in terms of style, in terms of output. And why not. Luck is in his third season in the NFL and is on track to lead the league in passing yards and touchdowns. Manning achieved the same heights in his third season in the league.
It seems harsh to compare the two but if you go back to Manning in his third year, who's the better player? NFL's Charley Casserly believes Luck is the best young talent he's seen:
"Let me tell you something," Casserly told NFL am. "I started in this league in 1977. This (Luck) is the best young quarterback I have ever seen... Hall of Fame."
Steve Mariucci is also very much on the Luck bandwagon, after the match against the Texans he claimed, "He's [Luck's] truly an MVP candidate this year."
Luck on the other hand was as humble as ever after the win, and was more disappointed about the lead slipping than his numbers:
"We realized with the recent history of Thursday night games, teams who are going on the road are struggling, and we didn't want to do that. We were lucky enough to get off on that fast start. It takes focus, and you almost have to trick yourself into it."
On track for big things
If Luck continues in this fashion we can expect huge numbers come the end of the regular season. He is on track for 5,299 passing yards (4,375 in 2012 previous best) and should he hit that number he would be third on list of single season passing yards.
He is also on track for 45 touchdown passes. This would take him 6th on the list, equal with Aaron Rodgers and behind the likes of Manning, Brees, Brady and Marino.
Whilst he may not be heading to the top of these lists, none of the QB's above him were achieving such heights in there third season as an NFL player. The sky's the limit for Luck, lets hope he keeps rising.
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