That should get Indianapolis Colts fans fired up.
There isn’t a much better way to start off your NFL career than to toss a touchdown pass and that is exactly what 2012 first-overall pick Andrew Luck did when he took the field against the St. Louis Rams in his NFL debut.
Luck dropped back to pass on the Colts first offensive snap in the game and immediately felt pressure. Luck kept his composure and didn’t force a thing. Instead, he dumped the ball off to running back Donald Brown who did the rest of the work and took the ball 63-yards for a touchdown.
The touchdown came off of Spider 3 action, which was a play Luck drilled in Jon Gruden’s quarterback camp.
Luck isn’t the only popular Colts quarterback to throw a touchdown in the first pass of his NFL career. A man named Peyton Manning hit Marvin Harrison for a 48-yard slant against the Seattle Seahawks in his preseason debut.
It’s just the preseason and it’s just one dump-off pass so don’t read too much into it. However, it is a good sign for the Colts and their fans that Luck can stay composed in the pocket — which is something we never doubted.