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Peyton still reigns, but Luck is on his way

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Three early first half touchdowns by Peyton Manning to Julius Thomas put the Denver Broncos safely in the lead, but Andrew Luck continues to prove he’s never out of it. Another season, another Andrew Luck comeback. Peyton still reigns, but Luck is on his way to greatness. A number of people shook their heads  and wondered why the Indianapolis Colts decided to let Peyton Manning walk away, but it’s obvious now that Andrew Luck represents the Colts future. He might not be the superstar Peyton Manning is right now, but Luck’s starting to show signs that he is undoubtedly the future of the NFL. Luck was given an almost impossible task of replacing the great Peyton Manning and has done a pretty damn good job doing so. He took an ordinary Colts teams to the playoffs his first two years, won the AFC South in 2013 and won a spectacular playoff game in comeback fashion. It...

Welcome to the future of the NFL quarterback

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The future of the NFL is upon us with quarterbacks like Robert Griffin III and Cam Newton as examples. Here’s a look at the future and the five franchise QB’s in the NFL. 5.  Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins : It’s no doubt why RG3 made this list with his spectacular play-making ability. His rookie season he put up 3,200 passing yards with 20 passing TD’s and only 5 int’s, and adding 815 rushing yards with 7 rushing TD’s as well. While he had a lackluster 2013 we will just chop that up to his injury at the end of 2012 season. We can fully expect him to bounce back to his peak form in 2014. 4. Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco 49ers : Next on the list is Colin Kaepernick. While he was not drafted highly like RG3 he is just as spectacular to watch drafted 36th overall in the 2011 NFL draft. He replaced the injured Alex Smith in 2012 and lead the...

Luck no Peyton, but he’s on his way

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Andrew Luck had huge shoes to fill after being drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in 2012 after the departure of legendary QB Peyton Manning.Surprisingly Luck filled those shoes better than many ever expected. Comparing his stats with Manning’s his rookie season, Andrew Luck put up pretty much the same numbers. While their respective rookie seasons were closely correlated, their sophomore campaigns remain somewhat different. Peyton Manning went on to greatly improve his stats his second year in the league polishing his passer rating from 71.2 to 90.7 while Andrew Luck seems to have hit a few speed bumps during his second year. However, is Andrew Luck really a victim of the notorious sophomore slump or are we just being too hard on him? Considering he was thrown into the league expected to take over where Manning left off, Andrew Luck didn’t do as bad his sophomore season as we may have...