How can Andrew Luck not be a disappointment at this point?
This rookie QB is set up to disappoint simply by the way he is talked about in the media.
Luck was the choice for the Colts, who decided to go with him instead of sticking with Peyton Manning. That right there is a pretty big position to fill.
Luck did play well in college, but so did the other QBs that went during the first round of the 2012 draft.
Putting aside Luck's skill for a second, we have to look at the team that surrounds him.
What will the receiving corps look like for Luck? Right now, the best receiver on the team is veteran Reggie Wayne. While he's a solid receiver, he is also oldest wide receiver on the team. He may be able to help Luck knowledge wise, but how much of a playmaker can Wayne really be?
The Colts lack receivers, and with no one to throw it to, how can Luck live up to his hyped potential?
It goes above and beyond receivers, though. The whole Colts offense is in shambles. It was built to revolve around Manning, and now that he is gone, the system has fallen apart.
How good is their offensive line? Will they be able to protect Luck when going up against NFL defenses?
That could also end up being a big problem for Luck. No matter how good you may seem, without proper offensive protection, you're going to mess up more times than you will succeed.
And what about the running game? That's another issue that is a mess, and if the Colts go into the 2012 season without a solid running game, that will put even more pressure on Luck.
The Colts will more than likely be terrible for several years. They may finish better than they did last year, given that they have the easiest schedule of the 2012 season, but don't look to Andrew Luck to be the saving grace this team needs.
Is Luck going to disappoint? Absolutely. After being hyped up so much, the only place left to go is down.