I've been getting ready to bump this for a day or two now, but was struggling with how to approach it.
I have Luck pegged as Peyton 2.0
But I heard something over the weekend that struck me, and I don't know how I feel about it.
Luck isn't the "gunslinger" that Peyton is, he's not wired that way. Luck will beat you, that's all. Run it, throw it, hand it off, hell, catch it if you've seen his college highlights. Exploit your weakness, rather than just whip it around the yard.
So, the comparison I heard brought up was, Troy Aikman.
And I like it.
Troy had all the tools to throw it around, even had the weapons, but didn't go that way. He just managed the team, little effort as possible, run, play D, throw it when needed, 28-13, W. Come back the next week, do it again.
Never worried about 4,000 yards, or 30 TD's, just stacked W's til his brain got scrambled.
Luck will get 4,000 and 30 today because my sister could throw for 4,000 and 30 today, but in terms of HOW he does it, he might just run the Indy org like Aikman did in Dallas.
And I don't mean that just because of Richardson's run game, I mean in general, just like at Stanford with no receivers but three elite tight ends, just give him a team of functional players, he'll get the ball where it needs to be. He don't need or want to sling it 50+ times, whereas Peyton has made a career out of 600+ attempts in a season even with Edge behind him most of his career.
I don't know if it's right, but it seems.....fitting? Iono.