NFL's Best: Andrew Luck
NFL's Best: Andrew Luck

Last season, Indianapolis Colts Pro Bowl quarterback ANDREW LUCK passed for 4,761 yards and now has 12,957 career passing yards, the most of any NFL player in his first three seasons.


Most Passing Yards in First 3 NFL Seasons

Quarterback Team Yards
(Source: NFL)
Andrew LuckIndianapolis12,957
Peyton ManningIndianapolis12,287
Dan MarinoMiami11,431
Andy DaltonCincinnati11,360
Cam NewtonCarolina11,299


Luck also led the NFL with 40 touchdown passes in 2014 and became the eighth player in NFL history with at least 40 TD passes in a season. He now has 86 career touchdown passes, which ranks second only to Pro Football Hall of Famer DAN MARINO (98) for the most in a player's first three years.


Most Touchdown Passes in First 3 NFL Seasons

Quarterback Team TDs
(Source: NFL)
Dan MarinoMiami98
Andrew LuckIndianapolis86
Peyton ManningIndianapolis85
Andy DaltonCincinnati80
Jeff GarciaSan Francisco74


"Overall, Andrew Luck is everything as advertised when he came out of Stanford," says former NFL quarterback and CBS Sports' NFL TODAY analyst BOOMER ESIASON. "A can't-miss player. If you ask any one of his teammates or coaches, he is the quintessential guy you want leading your franchise."

Luck, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, is also no stranger to comebacks. He has orchestrated 11 game-winning drives in the fourth quarter or overtime in his young career. Only MATT RYAN (13) had more such drives in the first three seasons of an NFL career since the 1970 merger.

"He just wills this team to victory," says Colts head coach CHUCK PAGANO about Luck. "He's unbelievable. He's able to stick to the process. It doesn't matter what the score is, what the situation is, the guy just finds a way to make plays, finds a way to get out of the pocket, finds a way to extend. Obviously the guys believe in him. We can jump on his shoulders, jump on his back. We're very, very fortunate that we have him."

A statistical look at Luck's first three NFL seasons:


Most Touchdown Passes in First 3 NFL Seasons

Season Starts Att Comp Pct Yards TD INT Rating
(Source: NFL)

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