Sep 21, 2015; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) is sacked by New York Jets player Quinton Coples (98). Coples was called for a penalty on the play. New York Jets defeat the Indianapolis Colts 20-7. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
3) Andrew Luck, quarterback, Indianapolis Colts
When I started these rankings this year, I never thought I would ever put Andrew Luck below number one or number two. Spots three and four were going to be reserved for the musical chairs of Marcus Mariota, Blake Bortles, and the Ryan Mallett/Brian Hoyer two-headed nightmare.
Yet here we are with Andrew Luck falling to third in the AFC South, and it’s completely warranted. In fact, if Mallett hadn’t been so terrible then Luck could have fallen even further.
The stat line from Week 2 isn’t pretty. Luck completed 56.8% of his 37 attempts, scored one touchdown through the air, and tosses three interceptions. Obviously, it’s the latter statistic that is pretty mind boggling.
Perhaps what is even more shocking is that he only had one drop and zero sacks.
Now Andrew Luck is a classy guy and a fun player. He’s also ridiculously talented and everyone expects him to be able to bounce back. He’s shouldering the blame for the Indianapolis Colts’ struggles and if anyone can right the ship, it’s Luck.
There’s room for improvement here and Luck desperately needs to get back on track. Everyone knows he can do it, but he needs to do it sooner rather than later if he hopes the Colts can compete in the NFL and even in their own division!
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