Andrew Luck attempted to walk the median during an appearance in Baltimore to accept the Unitas award. He said he would be OK playing on a team with an established QB or starting:
“I’m sure it would be a positive. I’m sure it would all work out, whatever the situation is,” said Luck, who was in Baltimore to accept the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, which goes to college football’s top senior or fourth-year junior quarterback.
At 0-12, the Colts — who play the Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on Sunday — have the NFL’s worst record and are in line to make the first pick in the 2012 draft. Don’t some teams have all the Luck?
Luck, a Heisman Trophy finalist for the second straight year, said he can’t help but notice the success first-year quarterbacks have had. The Carolina Panthers’ Cam Newton has had one of the best seasons passing of any rookie in league history.
“If you look at the league right now, all the rookies that are doing so well, I think it’s very possible to start,” Luck said.
But Luck was quick to point out that other quarterbacks have fared well while serving what amounted to apprenticeships while they waited their turn. Luck cited Green Bay Packers quarterbackAaron Rodgers, “who sat down for a while and now [is] arguably playing better than anybody. Every situation is different.”