But this dude blogs for Yahoo so he probably makes decent money for his work (well, some money anyways). That makes him fair game as far as I'm concerned, and besides, oh my goodness gracious what a fucking idiot.
Where does Andrew Luck ank among NFL quarterbacks at this moment?
Well, in terms of yards passing, he's now second overall in the league. That's pretty good, although it's also a function of the fact that his team's running backs are Donald Brown and Vick Ballard. If you want to use ANY other metric of QB performance, you'll see that Luck ranks pretty low. 24th in QB rating. 29th in completion percentage. Tied for 17th in touchdown passes. I can't find a stats site that will rank the league's QBs by TD/INT ratio, but his is 1.25, and that's pretty shitty. Luck has definitely played decently, especially for a rookie, but he's probably not among the top 20 QBs in the league.
Are there 10 quarterbacks in the league better than him?
Yes. There are many more than that, in fact.
Manning, Brady, Ryan, Rodgers, Roethlisberger. And a bunch of other guys. Fellow rookie RGIII is outplaying Luck by a pretty significant margin by passing stats alone; add in Griffin's running ability and he's way, way, way better than Luck right now. Not that RGIII hasn't also received his share of undue hyperbolic praise. But if someone is going to write an article about how Luck is inserting himself into the MVP discussion (oh yes, he's about to do that, just wait), it seems like "he's not even the best rookie QB in the league" is a good place to start with a counterargument.
What Luck is doing in Indianapolis so far this year is among the most impressive feats a rookie has ever pulled off.
This is the same franchise that was in serious danger of going 0-16 last year.
But they added Luck. And now they are halfway to a 10-win season and a wild-card berth. Sometimes success in the NFL is as easy as having a great quarterback.
Luck was dominant against the Dolphins.
LOL INDEED I WAS, YOU GOT ME THERE, I AM THE HUCKLEBERRY
The Colts had a more memorable rookie quarterback who set records that Luck is gaining on. ESPN Stats and Info said Luck is the second rookie in NFL history with four 300-yard passing games. The other was Peyton Manning in 1998. Luck has half a season left to add to that total.
Two Colts receivers had 100-yard games on Sunday: Donnie Avery and T.Y. Hilton. That's not exactly Swann and Stallworth.
If Luck isn't already considered in the elite tier of NFL quarterbacks,