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Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck has been compared to NBA legend Michael Jordan by his teammate Ryan Grigson.

Grigson's complimentary comments come after Luck inspired the Colts to an unlikely wild-card win against Kansas City Chiefs last weekend.

Chefs were leading 38-10 in the third quarter, until Luck weighed in with five second-half scoring drives to earn Indianapolis a memorable 45-44 victory.

And Grigson believes his teammate is not dissimilar to the man widely regarded as one of sporting history's ultimate fourth-quarter players.

"He's always been a different animal in the fourth quarter, his whole life," Grigson told "He relishes those moments. It's like [Michael] Jordan when he'd take that last shot -- he wants the ball.

"This guy, we're so blessed, he wants the ball in those situations. Other guys don't want the ball; they want to hand it off. They don't really want it -- they're gonna be half-stepping it. This kid is gonna rear back and throw a bomb when he has all the pressure on him. And that's a thing of beauty. You're born with that."

Chuck Pagano agrees with Grigson's assessment - and believes Luck could go on to become one of the greatest players in NFL history.

"There's been some great ones," Pagano told reporters. "But [Luck is] gonna go down as probably one of the best, if not the best, ever to play this game when everything is all said and done. We're very, very fortunate to have No. 12 on our side."

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