According to Tom James of the Tribune-Star, Andrew Luck completed over 70 percent of his passes through the first week of training camp. Practice isn't the same as real-game situations, but that fact that he's showing good timing and accuracy this early in camp is promising.
Luck isn't only catching the eye of the media, as offensive coordinator Bruce Arians had this to say:
It’s just ‘wow’ every day. I’ve never been around a guy who can learn that fast. I’ve been around guys who are extremely smart, worked extremely hard at it, but he just gets it. It’s kind of scary that he can. I have to watch that he and I don’t get ahead of everybody else, because his learning curve is so quick.
Based on these early reviews, it's safe to say that Luck is going to have a successful rookie season. At this point, the only question is the extent of his success. I've made several comments that Luck has a chance to lead the Colts to a seven- or eight-win season.
Looking at the Colts' roster it's hard to ignore the talent. The offense has solid playmakers like Reggie Wayne, Austin Collie and Coby Fleener. A change in the offensive philosophy should also result in more production from Donald Brown and the running game.
Bringing in Chuck Pagano should increase the effectiveness of the defense. This is a unit that will play a more aggressive brand of football.
All this equates to Luck not having to immediately reach Peyton Manning-like numbers.