Reggie Wayne Spot On in Comparing Andrew Luck to Peyton Manning
It’s not always the best option for wide receivers to talk about quarterbacks they’ve played with. We saw this recently when Greg Jennings‘ comments about his former QBs blew up in his face. But now in a different way, Indianapolis Colts‘ wide receiver Reggie Wayne has brought up two famous QBs he’s played with.
During a recent interview, Wayne had this to say on Andrew Luck:
“The way (Luck) approaches practice, I hate to do this, but it’s somewhat like a Peyton Manning. Even though I hate to compare the two, he takes practice just like it’s a game. He knows as well as I do that practice is probably going to be harder than the games because you’re going to see it so many different ways. In game time, you may only see it once or twice.”
Wayne also added that Luck is very good at being vocal with the receivers on telling them where he needs them to be.
These comments by the veteran receiver are far from shocking. Anyone who watched Luck during his rookie season, knows that the QB is all business. Obviously, he was always going to be compared to Manning because he essentially replaced him, but the real similarities between the two were apparent early on last season.
Luck and Manning are a rare breed of QB. I like to think of them as QB-nerds, in a good way. Calling these guys students of the game is an understatement. They’re constantly working to get better. Whether it’s time in the film room or just between plays on the field, they never seem to take a moment off.
On top of everything else, both guys are never satisfied with their performance. You watch, in any Peyton or Luck post-game interview, they always talk about what they have to work on and they’re never really that happy, even in victory.
Reggie Wayne just said what most people were already thinking, but there’s a lot more to the story than both guys wearing Colts’ jerseys.