Luck is athletic but can he throw?

By now you’ve read that Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III both showed off athleticism that rivals that of Cam Newton this weekend at the NFL Combine. Griffin was expected to show off impressive physical skills. Luck shocked everyone at the underwear Olympics with an impressive display of athleticism. David Steele at the Sporting News gives us a tongue-in-cheek look at the media’s perception of “athletic” quarterbacks:

Surely, the NFL folks in Indianapolis are re-assessing where Luck fits in, and the draft gurus are re-working their mocks. “What … he can run and jump really well? He’s got natural physical abilities? Hmmm – I wonder how his hands are. I wonder if he can handle 15 or 20 carries a game.”

It’s just a matter of time before we hear the magic word … “Wildcat!”

Athleticism, we’ve been told, is wasted at a position like quarterback, so you’ve got to figure he’ll get a look at the “skill” positions now.

He’s right, it’s not fair that some automatically question a quarterback’s more traditional skills because he’s athletic. 

Todd Smith

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Todd Smith is a part-time sportswriter who spends too much time arguing on Twitter. What he really loves is eating poorly and watching football. He got his first Colts t-shirt in 1984 shortly after the Mayflower trucks arrived and has never given up on his hometown team. He also still holds to the belief that Kordell Stewart stepped out of the end zone and thus cheated the Colts.