One of the biggest problems in Andrew Luck's rookie season was that he played under constant pressure thanks to a pretty bad offensive line.
At times, it was really scary to see how much he was getting hit. Luck is a pretty tough player, but every player has his limits (like this guy) and with this guy being the future of the franchise, Colts better do something quickly to keep him as healthy as possible. Fortunately, Colts' GM Ryan Grigson knows it:
“Andrew has to get hit less, we know that,” Grigson said, via the Associated Press. “Andrew took a lot of shots this year but also keep this in mind, and I say this with a lot of conviction, there was only I believe four games this year where our starting offensive line played together. How can you have a cohesive unit?”
He's got a point, but they just can't rely on the players they have right now. Often in the season, we saw a mediocre line that looked like they weren't even trying at all.
Improving the offensive line should be the priority in the draft or free agency. Yes, it's more concerning than the secondary.
Andrew Luck IS the future of the franchise. When the Colts cut Peyton Manning, lot of people agreed with the move because they said that it was 15 years of Luck against 3-5 years of Manning.
If they keep hitting him that much, it will be impossible for him to last that long.