Andrew Luck breaks Peyton Manning's rookie passing yardage record

It's like deja vu all over again: Colts QB sets new rookie passing record

12/23/12 in NFL   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

Dec 23, 2012; Kansas City, MO, USA; Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) drops back to pass against the Kansas City Chiefs in the first half at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY SportsBack in 1998, Colts QB Peyton Manning set a new rookie passing record with 3,739 yards.

Last year, Cam Newton broke that record and became the first QB to surpass 4,000 passing yards. He finished with 4,051.

We don't know how many yards Andrew Luck will finish with, but it'll definitely be more than that, since he already has 4,183 with one more game left on the schedule.

The Colts look like they're set up for at least a decade with their new franchise QB, and if his career continues to echo that of his predecessor Manning, things could go pretty well in Indianapolis.

The Colts have already clinched a playoff spot, and Luck is a huge reason for that. He's thrown a few more interceptions that the Colts would probably like (18), but he has been an outstanding leader for their offense and has developed outstanding chemistry with his receivers, particularly Reggie Wayne.

The Colts had one of the best QBs of all time in Manning, and have now replaced him with someone who may also someday take on that title in Luck.

Congrats to Andrew Luck for a pretty impressive record-setting performance. And he's not even done yet!
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