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Andrew Luck is the quintessential quarterback specimen, a create-a-player-on-Madden-esque composition of every desired physical and mental attribute for his position.
At 6'4'' and 234 pounds, he possesses prototypical height and bulk.
The former No. 1 overall pick has a strong arm with pinpoint accuracy all over the field, and his pocket presence can be likened to that of a successful, 10-year veteran.
Beyond all that, he's a deceptively athletic scrambler and exudes leadership.
Although his statistics weren't gaudy in 2012—especially compared to Robert Griffin III and Russell Wilson—he guided his formerly 2-14 Indianapolis Colts to an 11-5 record and a postseason berth as a rookie. All this with a brutal offensive line and a mediocre assortment of talent across the board.
Luck also led four fourth-quarter comeback wins last year. As renowned football researcher Scott Kacsmar explained, fourth-quarter comebacks "does the best job of encapsulating the top five quarterbacks in NFL history," as Peyton Manning, Dan Marino, John Elway, Joe Montana and Johnny Unitas top the list today.
Probably the second-best statistic that correctly highlights the greatest quarterbacks in history is game-winning drives. Marino, Manning, Elway, Brett Favre, Warren Moon and Tom Brady are currently the cream of that statistical crop.
Luck, meanwhile, orchestrated seven game-winning drives a season ago.
Do Luck's late-game heroics in his debut campaign foreshadow all-time greatness?