That doesn't take away from how inspiring and shocking—and just about every positive superlative that comes to mind from this team—the 2012 Colts really were.
GM Ryan Grigson deserves a ton of credit for putting together a stellar nucleus of players that were able to win immediately, as does offensive coordinator Bruce Arians, who filled in for head coach Chuck Pagano during his treatment for leukemia.
But the franchise made the best no-brainer move it possibly could have last April, when it selected Luck as the No. 1 overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft.
While Luck has had his shortcomings and taken some lumps as a rookie, he is a big reason why the Colts were able to exceed all expectations and somehow push their way into the playoffs. So here is a breakdown of how Luck fared in key QB categories, and an overall graded assessment of his first pro season.