Andrew Luck is nearly a month into his first NFL offseason, yet he can’t seem to get away from football.
Earlier this week, Luck threw a game-high 205 yards and two touchdowns at the Pro Bowl.
Now, the Colts signal caller is making the rounds at Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans and sat down with Adam Schein and Rich Gannon on ‘The SiriusXM Biltz’ to recap his rookie season.
“It was a lot of fun especially just to be in the thick of things come December,” Luck said on radio row. “It was fun for our draft class, T.Y. Hilton, LaVon Brazill, Vick Ballard, the tight ends to be able to contribute.
“It was really a big testament to Reggie Wayne and Rob Mathis sort of leading us and showing us how to be professionals and how to get the job done.”
The blend of youth and experience was managed just right to place the Colts back into a familiar state of taking part in meaningful games during the month of January.
“From the veteran side, I think they were so accepting of us and accommodating and would take time out of their day to maybe show us ‘don’t do this, or you don’t need to be going over here,” Luck said.
“And I think the rookies sort of realizing that we are rookies, keep your mouths shut and put your egos aside. It was a great locker room atmosphere. It really was and I do think that helped a lot in trying to win some football games.”
Luck admitted that he is having trouble trying to ‘digest’ everything he experienced during his rookie campaign.
An 11-win season came after dealing with numerous unforeseen circumstances that only added to the impressive debut by Luck.
“When coach (Chuck) Pagano went down, it was weird, it was tough,” Luck said. “What a great job coach (Bruce) Arians did of stepping in and keeping coach Pagano’s message going and keeping us on the right track.”
“There’s so many good people in the organization, so many good people in the locker room that everything just seemed to work out. Whether it was meant to or not, it just seemed to work out.”
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