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Andrew Luck is the future for the Colts.
The departure of Peyton Manning was tough, but the Colts found their new quarterback in Andrew Luck.
We discussed earlier that Luck was one of those impressive rookies returning to the team. However, this doesn't begin to cover how important Luck was to this team.
Luck took a team that went 2-14 the year before and led it to an 11-5 record. Not only that, he did it while being hit or hurried all season.
There were few QBs under pressure as often as Luck was last season. The offensive line struggled to contain pass-rushers, causing Luck to constantly scramble to elude sacks. Still, he was sacked 41 times, the fourth most in the NFL. That number would have been much higher if Luck hadn't been so elusive.
There is also no doubt that Luck had one of the most clutch seasons of all time. He had seven game-winning drives, tied for the second-most ever by a quarterback.
The numbers weren't the prettiest, but Luck had a terrific year. With an offseason to improve the offensive line and study the offense, Luck is going to be one of the NFL's best quarterbacks in 2013 and figures to lead the Colts to victory on a consistent basis.