When Andrew Luck was drafted in 2012 by the Indianapolis Colts, he was stepping into iconic shoes that had carved out a legacy with the franchise and helped build the building Luck calls home. Luck has jumped out to a great start to his career in replacing Peyton Manning, but he scored his first career defining touchdown against the Kansas City Chiefs in what is turning into a classic Wild Card game.
Tailing 41-31 in the fourth quarter, Luck led the Colts down to the goal line, only to have Donald Brown fumble the ball as soon as he got it. But before the Chiefs defense could pounce on the ball, Luck picked it up and dove into the endzone in what will go down as one of the most iconic plays in Colts history if the team pulls off the epic comeback.
Even if they don’t win, that play is going to be vintage Andrew Luck someday, and his poise in this game so far goes to show you just how wise beyond his years the Colts quarterback is. Regardless of the outcome, today was Andrew Luck’s true coming out party and that touchdown is going to become part of his iconic legacy.