Andrew Luck earned career-best grade in 2016 season despite shoulder injury

Luck earned a 92.4 overall grade in the 2016 NFL season, a big step up from his 45.1 mark the year prior.

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Colts QB Andrew Luck

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Andrew Luck earned career-best grade in 2016 season despite shoulder injury


Colts quarterback Andrew Luck injured his shoulder in Week 3 of the 2015 season, yet he just had surgery on that shoulder this offseason after missing only one game in 2016.

  • Luck was PFF’s most-improved QB in 2016, as his overall grade rose from a career-worst 45.1 in 2015 (ranked 38th at the position) to a fourth-best 92.4 last season.
  • Luck improved the most when he held onto the ball for 2.6 seconds or more, which he did 57.5 percent of the time each of the last two seasons.
  • His TD-to-INT ratio on those passes improved from 0.89 in 2015 (10th-worst) up to 2.37 in 2016 (eighth-best).
  • On those same throws, his completion percentage rose from 46.1 (third-worst) to 59.7 (seventh-best) this past season.
  • Following the same trend, Luck’s passer rating increased from 62.3 in 2015 (third-worst) to 98.7 (seventh-best) last year.

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  • crosseyedlemon

    I think Andrew Luck and Cam Newton will be the top guys at their position once the old guard of Brady, Rodgers and Brees leave the stage.