Jameis Winston’s Chance to be the Next Andrew Luck

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Jan 18, 2015; Foxborough, MA, USA; Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) throws a pass against the New England Patriots in the second quarter in the AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Luck’s Journey

After redshirting when he first got to the farm (Stanford), Luck was so-so as a redshirt freshman. But from there, he really took off with back-to-back runner-up finishes in the Heisman Trophy race. For his career in college, Luck went 31-8, threw for 9,430 yards, 82 touchdowns and 22 interceptions en route to those runner-ups.

From there, he gets drafted No. 1 overall in 2012 by the Indianapolis Colts, who were 2-14 in 2011. But if you look at the roster, it wasn’t all that bad as Peyton Manning missing the season is what led to it. They were just in the playoffs the year before with Manning but didn’t get the quarterback play they were used to without him.

They pretty much had the same offensive line with Reggie Wayne, T.Y. Hilton and Donnie Avery at the receivers. And coming from a pro style offense at Stanford, Luck was comfortable in his driver’s seat and handled his business. And so far, he has taken the Colts to the playoffs in three-straight seasons and won two division titles.

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