Indianapolis Colts’ Andrew Luck is the highest paid quarterback in the NFL since signed a contract extension with $87 million guaranteed back in June. Luck is clearly made of good stuff. Despite the week one loss, his stats against the Tennessee Titans were off the charts. He went for 385 yards in 31 completions for four touchdowns and no interceptions, and his fantasy ratings were incredible as a result.
But it’s highly unlikely Luck will manage the same numbers for week two fantasy. In fact, it’s almost assumed he won’t come close. The Colts will take on the Denver Broncos on Sunday September 18th.
“Like any good defense, any good offense, really any good football team, you want to toe that line of aggression,” said Luck. “And they certainly are a tough, physical, good defense. Sometimes you get hit in the head and a flag comes out or doesn’t come out. I don’t worry too much about it. It’s the refs’ job, in a sense, and by and large I think they do a great job of that. But I can’t worry about that.”
The Broncos proved in their Super Bowl 50 rematch against the Carolina Panthers that their defense is still deadly – it ranked within the top 15 teams for week one. Which means Luck will have a tough time throwing for any touchdowns, let alone four.
Aside from that, Luck managed a limited practice on Thursday, thanks to a shoulder injury he sustained against the Titans.
“There’s a plan that’s been in place for a long time and it may not be perceptible to the casual observer, but I think it’s a great plan,’’ said Luck. “If I need to be on the injury report because that’s what the rules say, then hey, I’m on the injury report.”