Every sport needs a king. Even though each sport has many standouts, one royal face usually embodies the idea of each league — at least for a while. LeBron King James is that face in the NBA, despite Kevin Durant’s and Steph Curry’s excellence. Sidney Crosby is probably that face in the NHL. In baseball, that face is officially (controversially) Buster Posey. And the NFL has long used Tom Brady‘s face the way Hollywood uses George Clooney‘s: to say this is what we are — and this is our king. Now it seems to be the wonderfully named Andrew Luck‘s turn on the NFL throne. (Like most kings he’s got pedigree; Luck’s father was an NFL quarterback.) Here are some reasons why the Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew New King Luck is getting so much face time:
Jim Harbaugh: “[Luck is] just so technically sound, so good with his mechanics, so great with his eye discipline.”
Reggie Wayne: “The kid’s got some winning in the blood.”
Bruce Arians: “I wouldn’t trade him for anybody in the world.”
Jon Gruden: “As much as people talk about his football IQ, I think it’s still underestimated. I’ve never met a guy like Andrew Luck at this stage of the game.”
Interesting profile of Luck going into the 2015 season can be found here.