When many NFL draft scouts and analysts were evaluating the talent of former Stanford quarterback and the 2012 first overall pick Andrew Luck, it was believed that he was the most NFL ready signal-caller since John Elway and that he possessed Hall of Fame talent. While it was very high praise, Luck has lived up to all of those expectations.
Even better, it only took Andrew Luck eight games to find his way to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Luck’s jersey from the record-setting performance against the Miami Dolphins was sent to the Pro Football Hall of Fame and arrived on Wednesday. His jersey will be displayed at the Hall of Fame’s Pro Football Today Gallery.
The first overall pick broke the single-game rookie passing record when he lit up the Dolphins secondary to the tune of 433 yards.
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was the previous record holder with 432 yards.
He has also tied the man he replaced in Indianapolis, Peyton Manning, as the only NFL rookie quarterbacks to throw for over 300 yards in four games during their first season in the league.
Luck is already on his way to becoming one of the greatest rookie quarterbacks in NFL history and he has showed no signs of slowing down. He is on pace to set rookie records in completions, yards, and attempts.
Andrew Luck is everything we thought he would be and it will be a pleasure to watch him perform for years to come.