Andrew Luck proved why the Indianapolis Colts made the right decision by selecting him first overall in the 2012 NFL Draft. On Sunday (August 12), Luck led the Colts against the St. Louis Rams in their first 2012 preseason game. It was an interesting match-up, mostly because Luck was on the field, but also because the Rams were supposed to be improved this year.
Luck barely played one half of football, connecting on 10-of-16 passes for 188 yards and 2 touchdowns. Those are pretty remarkable numbers, even for a preseason game against a weak team from the NFC West. Still, we are talking about a rookie quarterback that has never played before, which actually puts an extra shine on those numbers.
Maybe the Colts could actually be a good team this season after all, especially if this 38-3 win turns into greater things for Indianapolis. It's never easy moving on from a Hall of Fame quarterback (Peyton Manning) to the next guy, but if Luck can find any success in his rookie season it is going to make it easier for fans to get over what management has done here.
Now the spotlight is going to be even bigger on Luck, with more attention paid to his Week 2 preseason game. The Colts travel to play the Pittsburgh Steelers at 8 p.m. ET on Sunday (August 19) and that defense might have a welcome message to the league waiting.
How do you think that Andrew Luck will do against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 2? Could the Indianapolis Colts actually threaten to make the 2013 AFC Playoffs behind Luck?