All eyes were on Andrew Luck this weekend as he made his NFL debut with the Indianapolis Colts. After months of comparisons to Peyton Manning, John Elway and other Hall of Fame quarterbacks, the No. 1 overall pick out of Stanford finally got to suit up and play meaningful football once again.
Luck's first day in the league was not the best, but there was a lot to like.
His final stat line went like this: 23-for-45, 309 yards, 1 touchdown, 3 interceptions. The Colts lost to the Bears by a score of 41-21.
The biggest concern would be the turnovers. Luck forced a couple of throws under pressure and in the red zone, which typically led to a takeaway or near takeaway. His offensive line did not do him any favors, often letting the Bears front seven into the backfield within seconds of snapping the ball. Luck did do a solid job of avoiding defenders, although sometimes he was simply overmatched.
All in all, it was a successful debut for Luck. He made mistakes, but the potential remains and he appears like the right man for the job in Indianapolis. Now let's just get him someone who can actually block.