When Andrew Luck recovered a Donald Brown fumble at the goal line and dove into the endzone for a touchdown, just about everyone that saw it knew they were seeing the first true iconic image of Andrew Luck’s career. For Colts general manager Ryan Grigson, the image was as iconic as any image where Michael Jordan was slamming home a powerful dunk or nailing a game-winning shot with the Chicago Bulls.
According to Grigson, Andrew Luck is just like Micheal Jordan and the Colts general manager made the comparison following the amazing comeback win led by Luck on Saturday.
“He’s always been a different animal in the fourth quarter, his whole life,” Grigson said. “And just even hearing the story from his uncle [and agent, Will Wilson]. He relishes those moments. It’s like Jordan when he’d take that last shot — he wants the ball. This guy, we’re so blessed, he wants the ball in those situations. Other guys don’t want the ball; they want to hand it off. They don’t really want it — they’re gonna be half-stepping it. This kid is gonna rear back and throw a bomb when he has all the pressure on him. And that’s a thing of beauty. You’re born with that.”
It’s still a little early to make a comparison between Luck and one of the best athletes to have ever walked the Earth, but after Saturday’s incredible and improbable 45-44 win over the Chiefs, you can’t blame anyone close to the Colts for being excited.