In Luck We Trust – Arron Sanders @Asanders510
As we approach June, football is right around the corner. You can smell training camp. Some fans are predicting which player will lead his team to the Super Bowl. Some guessing who will be the NFL MVP. Some wondering who could lead them to a fantasy football championship. One player could fit all three categories. Look no further than Mr. Andrew Austen Luck, the QB best suited to win your league in 2019. It’s not only a year of the Colts – it’s the year of Andrew Luck. The guy who looks like he’ll win the MVP over the stars. Over that running back on the Giants. Over that quarterback in KC. Over that new wide receiver in Cleveland.
Let’s take a dive into Luck’s passer rating vs the league average. He had a better than average passer rating in five sections of the field, three of them past 15 yards each. Luck’s passer rating was within the league average in the deep middle and deep right parts of the field as well as the short right side of the field under ten yards and at the left and ride of the line of scrimmage.
As far as his weaknesses, his passer rating suffered in the middle of the field past ten yards and under 20-yard attempts, not to the mention the middle of the LOS.
In Frank Reich’s offense, Luck produced the highest overall passer rating of his career (98.7) and completed the highest percentage of passes in his career (67.3%). According to PFF, Luck’s overall offensive grade of 91.2 ranked third out of all quarterbacks.
Entering 2019, a solidified running back in Marlon Mack should take the pressure off Luck and add balance to the Colts offense. The coaching staff is also excited to add rookie wide receiver Parris Campbell, drafted in the second round to give Luck a dangerous weapon in the slot. He’s the new Ferrari in Indy. Then there’s free-agent addition Devin Funchess, the Bentley truck on the perimeter. Tight end Jack Doyle is healthy and Eric Ebron produced a career-best 66/750/13 line.
It’s not a reach to predict Luck throwing for another 4,500 yards and 40 touchdowns. Bottom line – “In Luck, We Trust” shouldn’t be hard to stand behind.