FOXBORO -- Andrew Luck has heard the comparisons. The rookie quarterback who has led the Colts to a 6-3 record already is being called the "next great quarterback" in the NFL. He has been compared to Peyton Manning and Tom Brady for his ability to lead an offense.
In nine games, Luck has completed 57.5 percent of his passes for 2,631 yards with 10 touchdowns, nine interceptions and a quarterback rating of 79.1. Those numbers are significantly better at this point of the season than Manning recorded in his first year in 1998. That season Manning had 26 touchdowns, 28 interceptions and a quarterback rating of 71.2 while the Colts finished 3-13.
"I definitely don't deserve to be in that sentence or breath," Luck said. "If someday I can play at a level that Peyton and Tom play at, that'd be a quarterback dream come true."