Andrew Luck is hands-down one of the best young quarterbacks in the NFL, and on Monday night, he showed he can dominate behind a very bad offensive line. Luck and his colts put up 41 points against a New York Jets defensive line that was supposed to be a strength for the team this season. During the game, running back Frank Gore passed Tony Dorsett for eighth all-time in rushing, as the 33-year-old continues to chug along.
The issue for the franchise is that Gore likely does not have many good years left, and they are going to have to replace him very soon. Luckily for them, LSU star running back Leonard Fournette announced he will enter next April’s draft this past week, which could mean he may be wearing the Colts blue and white next season. Fournette is a game-changer at the position, and would instantly give Luck the safety blanket he needs.
Obviously the Colts need to bolster their offensive line, which they will likely do in the offseason via free agency. Grabbing a running back is so important because it will finally take some of the pressure off Luck. He has been pounded throughout his young NFL career, and you have to start to wonder when all of those hits are going to start taking a toll on a player whom the franchise once “sucked for Luck” to get.