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Andrew Luck is one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL right now. He is paid like it too after signing a mega deal. The Colts drafted Andrew Luck with the first overall pick the season after Peyton Manning was injured. Without Manning, the Colts became the worst team in the league by a wide margin. They fell into drafting Luck, which was a big debate at the time between him and RGIII. They chose Luck over RGIII for the following reasons.

  • Football IQ
  • Arm strength
  • Ability to run
  • Leadership

The Redskins would eventually trade up a ton of picks to get RGIII, and the Colts would draft Luck first.

Andrew Luck is a great NFL quarterback. There is no one in the league who would dispute this. However, the Colts seem to have a problem that is difficult to solve. Despite being in the worst division in the NFL, the Colts are having problems bringing home championships.

With their schedule, they should have 4 automatic wins every year against the Titans and the Jaguars. This should help drastically with getting into the playoffs. With the terrible offensive line last year, Andrew Luck saw his production plummet.

Offensive Line issues

The offensive line is the most important part of the offense outside of the quarterback. There are a lot of teams that have a great young talent at quarterback, but they have trouble protecting him.

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One of the best examples of that is with Andrew Luck. Last year, the Colts offensive line could not protect Luck against any team in the league. The Titans have a similar problem with Marcus Mariota. Over time, he has not been able to get adequate protection, and this resulted in him getting injured last year during the season. If Andrew Luck and the Colts are going to turn the corner in 2016, they must get better pass protection.

2016 changes for Andrew Luck

There are a lot of things that need to change in order for the Colts to have a better season this year. Although pass protection is the most important, there are several other important needs as well. Andrew Luck is one of those players who can change a game for your team. In fact, last year he was rated the #7 overall player headed into the season. If that trend is going to continue, he needs to learn to protect his body more.

Instead of absorbing a hit, he needs to learn to slide or be tackled in a way that limits his overall liability to injury. Establishing a solid running game has been hard for the Colts "Edge" left. The standout from the University of Miami was the last great running back that this franchise had. If Andrew Luck is to continue to make improvements, they need a running game to balance out the load.

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