Andrew Luck knew he had it coming.
He has known for two years he was going to be the first pick in the NFL draft. He pro-style schemed at Stanford and had the opportunity to not worry about anything else but launching the ball. He can now throw like a high-level NFL quarterback.
Carrying the team on his back, however, in his first season as a pro can be a horseshoe.
The way the NFL draft works is that the team with the worst record has the best chance of obtaining a really high draft pick. The Colts finished 2-14 last season. It was due to Manning's injury, but it’s hard coming back after such a disastrous season.
Fans like to see about 12 wins every year, but unless that gets them to the Super Bowl, the season is a disappointment. So unless Luck delivers, he may not be the crowd’s favorite any longer.