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How does a rookie quarterback with a 76.5 QB rating get to the Pro Bowl? By being awesome, of course (and winning 11 games on a “rebuilding” team). Now, without further ado, The Notebook (sorry, not the one with Ryan Gosling, just a nice quarterback with a neck beard). All quotes are courtesy of the Indianapolis Colts PR Department, unless otherwise noted.
Never Been to Hawaii
When Andrew Luck was named an alternate for the 2013 Pro Bowl, it seemed likely he would be called upon to play in the NFL’s all-star game because of the three names ahead of him; one would surely be a Super Bowl participant. As Matt Schaub, Peyton Manning, and Tom Brady each lost in the playoffs, Luck’s chances diminished somewhat. That is, until Brady bowed out of the Pro Bowl with an undisclosed injury.
Thus, Andrew Luck, a young man whose skill and value go well beyond his raw numbers (numbers that are only expected to improve), boarded a flight to Hawaii. “I figured that it was a good possibility so I didn’t want to fly all the way from Indianapolis if it happened,” Luck said. “I flew off to the West Coast and hung out there at Stanford until I got the call.”no comments