The Indianapolis Colts today exercised the fifth-year option on quarterback Andrew Luck’s rookie contract. Luck is now under contract through the 2016 season.
Luck has started all 48 regular season games through his first three seasons, completing 1,062-of-1,813 passes for 12,957 yards, 86 touchdowns, 43 interceptions and an 86.6 passer rating. He has rushed for 905 yards and 12 touchdowns on 189 attempts. Luck, a three-time Pro Bowler, recorded the most passing yards, the second-most passing touchdowns and tied for the second-most regular season wins through a quarterback’s first three seasons in the NFL since 1970.
In 2014, Luck set a Colts single-season record for passing yards (4,761), while his touchdown total (40) led the NFL and ranked as the second-highest yearly mark in team history. He also set a franchise record with eight consecutive 300-yard passing games from Weeks 3 through 11. Luck led Indianapolis to its first AFC Championship Game since the 2009 campaign and has now posted the second-most career passing yards (1,829), touchdowns (nine), completions (147), attempts (260) and 300-yard passing games (three) in Colts postseason history.
Luck has led the Colts on 12 fourth quarter or overtime game-winning drives throughout his career. In 2012, he completed 339-of-627 passes for an NFL rookie record 4,374 yards, 23 touchdowns, 18 interceptions and a 76.5 passer rating. He also set a club quarterback record with five rushing touchdowns.
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