Andrew Luck says he ‘can make all the throws’
Through the first three games of the season, there has been a lot of attention paid toward the throwing ability of Indianapolis Colts star quarterback Andrew Luck.
This has drawn more scrutiny after Luck was pulled for the final play on last Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles, with backup Jacob Brissett taking the final throw that was beyond 50 yards into the end zone. In response to that, Luck has once again voiced his confidence that he can physically make every throw necessary on the field.
“I know I’m at a level where I can make all the throws, and I feel confident I’m going out there with my full arsenal. I don’t think there’s anything physically holding me back,” Andrew Luck said.
“The (deep passing game) can get better. It can definitely get better. We could probably look back and say if we had a couple more chunks in the first few games, maybe that would swing the tide in a way. But that’s probably the truth of looking back at any game. Hindsight is 20-20. So we’ll work on it. I’ll work on it. Guys up front, too. Wide outs will make sure when those opportunities do present themselves, that we’re making the plays.”
Luck has had his bumps along the road while making trying to return to form, but that has been expected, as he’s in his first few games back from major shoulder surgery. He has passed for fewer than 200 yards in each of the last two games, but currently holds the 10th best completion rate at 68.5 percent, which would easily be the highest mark of his career.
There haven’t been any setbacks along the way for Luck, as he has been able to play without any limitations. It’s simply been getting back to play under center and working his way toward that same level of performance he had prior to the injury.
Although there is no certainty that he could have the same arm strength, Luck is more than confident he has the physical ability to get back to his old playing ways.