The Professional Football Writers of America announced that Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck  has been selected as the 2018 NFL Comeback Player of the Year.  Luck has had several injuries in the last few seasons before 2018. But this past season, Luck completed 430 of 639 passes for 4,593 yards,  39 touchdowns and a 98.7 quarterback rating. Luck’s had shoulder injury that sidelined him during the 2017 season. His 2018 season demonstrated fortitude and provided a life lesson on never giving up.

Notre Dame graduate Quenton Nelson was drafted in the 2018 first round by the Indianapolis Colts. The 6-foot-5 330 pound rookie offensive guard was brought in to help bolster the line protect Andrew Luck. The 6-foot-4 240 pound supersized QB Luck was of course touted as something of a superstar talent when he came in the league in 2012. But Luck has taken a beating during this career–with several injuries. Back in 2015 he injured his shoulder and although he played in 2016 until he lacerated his kidney, the injuries from 2015 were said to carry over until his 2017 surgery and recovery.  Tracking Luck’s injuries is complicated and coming back from them says something about Luck’s resolve to play.

But the comeback player of the year we be looking for his team to come back stronger from the Colts’ playoff loss against the Kansas City Chiefs.  In the Colts’ 31-13 loss, Luck was sacked 3 times and had 4 balls batted down.

 

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