Can someone please explain this to me?
He took over a team hamstrung by injury in 2011. It wasn't just Peyton Manning, they had 13 other players go on IR last year. Joseph Addai, Dallas Clark and Anthony Gonzalez were hobbled by injuries, which on top of a 1st place schedule made a very mediocre Manning-less Colts team down right awful.
The Colts have beat 2 top 15 team this year. The Vikings and Packers, both games at home, both games by 3 points.
They've lost 3 games against top 15 teams, they were out scored 129-62.
He's had seven 4th quarter comebacks, 5 of which came against teams rankings in the bottom 20 of pass defense.
I'm not taking anything away from Luck, but honestly how is he even in the conversation?