Is Indianapolis Colts' Andrew Luck Becoming Greatest Clutch QB Ever?

By Eric Smith
Thomas J. Russo-USA TODAY Sports

Indianapolis, IN- What a thrilling victory for the Indianapolis Colts today over the Seattle Seahawks. They moved to 4-1 and dropped the Seahawks to the same record in what was Seattle’s first loss of the season. Indianapolis looked bad early on in the game and ended up turning this into a battle.

They were down 25-17 at one point in the third quarter before quarterback Andrew Luck led the Colts to 17 of the game’s final 20 points en route to the victory.

The comeback win was Luck’s ninth fourth quarter comeback victory in his young career. To put this in an even better perspective, he only has made 21 career NFL starts and already has brought his team to nine victories in the fourth quarter.

Isn’t that the definition of clutch?

We have to talk about Luck as being one of the best clutch performers in NFL right now if not ever. He hasn’t even made it through half of his second season yet, and he already has the poise and moxie of a seasoned veteran. He doesn’t get rattled at all as he can evade a pass rush and just wills out victories.

A lot of veterans can’t lead teams to late comebacks. They cave under pressure and just don’t have it in them to will out a win. Luck is different. He’s a different breed. Intense situations doesn’t bother him. He’s a leader and the definition of the guy who wants the ball in his hands when the game is on the line.

After a dismal start where he led the Colts’ offense to nine yards on the first three possessions combined most would have caved in. Not him. He kept making adjustment after adjustment and now has the Colts as one of the best teams in the league.

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