You've heard the term "off day," right? Andrew Luck is hoping to bounce back after an "off year." Playing behind an offensive line that had a hard time blocking for him, Luck played under duress and posted a career-low in yards per pass attempt and a career high in interceptions per pass attempt. He also suffered a number of injuries, the most significant being a lacerated kidney that cost him seven starts. Luck is fine now as is his offensive line after the Colts spent four draft picks on big men, including two potential starters at center and right tackle. His receiving corps isn't quite as diversified as it once was, but Luck should still be solid. He's posted 17 games of 20-plus Fantasy points in his last 23. He still warrants consideration as a Top 5 quarterback, one you'll hopefully find in Round 5 or so.
Luck has signed a deal with the Colts to remain with the team through the 2021 season. Luck, who was slated to earn $16,155,000 in 2016, gets another five years tacked onto his deal, thus solidifying the Colts' QB situation for the foreseeable future. Luck, who threw an NFL-leading 40 TD passes in 2014, missed nine games last season with various injuries, but now that he's healthy again, he's a prime bounce-back candidate this year. With the team's nucleus of pass-catchers (WRs T.Y. Hilton, Donte Moncrief and Phillip Dorsett, along with TE Dwayne Allen) all 26 years old, or younger, Luck and the Indy offense as a whole should benefit from the upside and continuity the aforementioned quartet brings to the table.
Luck practiced with no limitations Tuesday during the first day of OTAs. "He looks really good," head coach Chuck Pagano told Indianapolis WTTV. "I think he's in a good place. I know he missed a lot of time, but he's doing a great job." Luck's 2015 season was marked by shoulder and ankle injuries before suffering a lacerated kidney and partially torn abdomen on Nov. 10, which ultimately ended his season. He had already proclaimed himself fully healthy, but it's reassuring to hear him have no problems during spring practices. It looks like he'll be fully ready for training camp this summer.
Colts owner Jim Irsay hopes to sign Luck to an extension before the start of training camp, ESPN.com reports. Even in the wake of a season marred by injuries and mediocre play, Luck has a rock-solid case to become one of the highest-paid players in league history. He recently declared himself healthy upon arriving at voluntary offseason workouts, and there haven't been any real signs of discord between the star quarterback and his employer. Luck will probably sign a mega-deal before the final season of his rookie contract begins, but either way, he'll be one of the top options at quarterback in 2016 drafts.
Luck (shoulder/kidney) proclaimed himself ready to play upon arriving at the Colts' offseason workout program Monday, the Terre Haute Tribune Star reports. Though no longer injured, Luck did seem to suggest that he still needs to work to get back into game shape. Fortunately for the Colts, it shouldn't be much of an issue, as he still has more than three months to prepare for training camp. Even in the wake of a lost 2015 season, Luck will be one of the top quarterbacks to target for 2016, offering a ceiling that's matched by few others.
Luck (abdomen) has fully recovered from the lacerated kidney he suffered against the Broncos, Chris Wesseling of NFL.com reports. "He's good to go. He's healed," said Colts owner Jim Irsay on Tuesday. Luck's 2015 season was marked by shoulder and ankle injuries before suffering a lacerated kidney and partially torn abdomen on Nov. 10, which ultimately ended his season. After two months of recovery, Luck is now fully healed and those injuries should no longer be an issue moving forward.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|3||09/25||San Diego Chargers||14||19.56|
|8||10/30||Kansas City Chiefs||6||18.00|
|9||11/06||@Green Bay Packers||15||19.78|
|13||12/06||@New York Jets||11||18.75|
|3 Year Avg||59.8||3488||26||12||282||2||327|