The Indianapolis Colts selected star quarterback Andrew Luck with the first overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, and they have been extremely happy with the production that they have received from him so far. They are expecting an even bigger season in 2014, and ESPN’s Ron Jaworski is giving him major credit as well.
Jaworski ranked his top five quarterbacks heading into the season, and they are as follows:
1. Peyton Manning
2. Tom Brady
3. Aaron Rodgers
4. Drew Brees
5. Andrew Luck
Yes, that is right, the former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback and current ESPN analyst ranked Luck as the fifth best quarterback in the entire NFL. This is extremely exciting to see for Colts fans, and it just leads to even more expectations for the 2014-15 NFL season. Luck is poised to have the most dynamic offense that he has has thus far, and he is also going to be a better player than he was last season.
“Luck has the most diverse skill set of any NFL quarterback,” Jaworski said.
There is absolutely no doubt that Luck was going to be named as a top-15 quarterback, and many thought that there was a chance that Jaworski would give him a top-10 nod. All that being said, there were not many people who were expecting to see Luck rise that high in the rankings. Many expected that Luck would land right around where Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson ended up, but Jaworski has him as his ninth ranked quarterback.
Luck was placed above veteran quarterbacks like Phillip Rivers, Tony Romo, Eli Manning, Ben Roethlisberger, Matt Ryan, Colin Kaepernick, and Joe Flacco. It will be very interesting to see what the statistics show following the upcoming season, but Luck is very deserving of this type of publicity with the way that he has handled himself and worked on his game. The Colts and their fans have every reason to be excited about this season, but hearing this type of news simply adds onto the potential expectations.