It was third down and the Colts needed 23 yards for a first down. Andrew Luck dropped back to throw and effortlessly fit a pass in between three Texan defenders to fellow rookie T.Y. Hilton who ended up taking it to the house. I sat there with my mouth agape, still shocked at the beauty of that pass. It really then hit me that honestly, there really is no race for rookie of the year. There is a clear cut winner, and that folks is Andrew Luck, Quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts.
The things that Andrew Luck is doing with such a young team is unheard of. He took the worst team in the NFL just a season ago to the playoffs this year. Here is Luck’s main case however: he did this remarkable feat with a supporting cast of almost all rookies on offense and virtually the same players on a defense that ranked as one of the NFL’s worst a season ago.