mikey287 wrote:Luck has the bigger upside long-term, but it's debatable who was better this year. I think Luck might have actually lost the rookie of the year prize because of the Redskins win in primetime vs. Dallas last night. Alfred Morris or RGIII probably just snatched it up. Which is ok, I mean, Sidney Crosby didn't win rookie of the year either.
Interesting. What makes you say Luck has the bigger long-term upside? RG3 has shown he is a very accurate passer and can run. Durability will probably be his greatest issue. I think Luck will be great too, but don't think either one really has a distinct long-term advantage.
I've been singing the praises of Luck for some time now and it's a blessing that he ended up on Indianapolis, as far as I'm concerned. Luck has shown things at a young age that I haven't seen in a quarterback since Peyton Manning came in. His footwork in the pocket and through his throwing motion is that of a veteran already. The computer that he has inside his head is clearly working at optimal levels. Though he has shown a bit of immaturity at times and it has cost him, he learns quickly from those mistakes. Pre-snap, he's really in the upper-echelon already, in terms of the adjustments he can make at the line, the reads he makes on defenses, his ability to dictate the tempo and pace of the whole game as a rookie might even be better than that of Peyton as a rookie. And that's without even mentioning his hard count capabilities which are off the charts.
In Luck, I see a QB with just terrific everything, mechanically, mentally, in the pocket, on the move, 1st quarter, 4th quarter, it's just there all the time...huge upside with a high level of sustainability. He won't flash up, flash down like some other QBs (Cam Newton), he's going to just keep growing as a player and as individual and he's going to hit some pretty high peaks if I'm reading him right. RGIII is a fine passer, but I think long-term Luck will put a bigger distance between them than what it is right now. RGIII has been just terrific, I don't want to short sell him, this isn't a Luck vs. RGIII thing, they're both great. But in terms of biggest upside as a quarterback, Luck just has more of it than RGIII. But it might not be by a whole lot...I just think at some point(s) in Andrew Luck's career, he'll be considered the best QB in the game contemporaneously. RGIII will not. Whether that's 2nd or 4th or 7th, I don't know, but that's my feeling of it from watching them.