Colts quarterback Andrew Luck says the team’s quarterback competition has been “a rollercoaster” since they acquired quarterback Andrew, and he says he is happy to be part of the mix again.
Lamarcus Joyner/Getty ImagesThe Colts traded up to get Luck in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft in exchange for a third-round pick, the team announced Thursday.
The team released a statement saying Luck’s “promotion is not based on what happened in the past, but rather on the fact that he has shown improvement and progress as a quarterback.”
The Colts’ record when Luck was the starter in 2016 was 23-26, the worst record in the league at the time.
Luck went 11-for-22 for 166 yards and one touchdown and was sacked four times.
The Colts had been underperforming and Luck was on the hot seat with coach Chuck Pagano and general manager Chris Ballard.
Luck played just nine games and threw three interceptions.
He was sacked 19 times, the most in the NFL in 2016.
Luck threw one touchdown pass, had three interceptions and was targeted 11 times, including once in the end zone.
The first-round draft pick has not started a game in the four years he’s been with the Colts.
The 2016 season ended with Luck going 17-for, 179 yards and four touchdowns in the Colts’ 27-13 win over the Houston Texans.
He had a passer rating of 108.3.
The Texans were 0-3 heading into Week 11, their worst start since 2004.
The Colts have been 0-2.
The 2017 season has been Luck’s best since the 2016 season.
He has a career passer rating under 80.4, a passer efficiency rating of 97.2 and a touchdown-to-interception ratio of 1.17.
Luck has thrown six interceptions in his career.
The Bills are 0-6 in Luck’s career.