When last Sunday’s game ended, Andrew Luck was left with 7,673 yards passing. That puts him on pace to break another NFL record in his young career. He has the chance to set the pace for most yards thrown by a quarterback in their first two seasons.
Luck needs just 248 more yards through the air to break the mark of 7,920, set by Cam Newton back in 2011. And with two games left, Luck will certainly own the record for a great start to his young career.
Luck currently sits behind Newton and Peyton Manning (7,874) on the list, and previously passed Hall of Fame great Dan Marino (7,294) and Andy Dalton (7,067). While this record will put him in great company, the record has been overshadowed as of late because Manning only needs four more touchdowns to break the all-time record set by Tom Brady (50) in 2007.
While he has quietly come upon the record this year, Luck has been more concerned about getting his team to the playoffs and advancing. As the Colts have already locked up the AFC South they will need his strong arm come January to advance and not just be a one and done like the franchise has been nine out of 11 times since 1999. The Indianapolis Colts are in the second year of a rebuilding phase and were blessed to get one of the games best ever talents since John Elway in the draft in Luck. Fans have voiced concern over the past few weeks, but they need to remember that just two short years ago this team only won two games.
Luck has helped put this team on his shoulders and has carried them to the playoffs in his first two seasons. He’s also helped rewrite the record books in the process.