Heavy is the weight for the title of number one overall pick in the NFL Draft. Franchises have been won and lost on the basis of taking a quarterback with a round one first pick. The Indianapolis Colts found themselves in a tough situation, after going 2-14 last season. The franchise decided to reload, in hopes that they would find a new quarterback to lead them for the next decade or more. A lot of expectations rest heavy on the head of rookie quarterback Andrew Luck.
Not only is Luck being asked to carry the weight of a franchise, he is also expected to fill the shoes of a Hall-of-Fame quarterback. Luck taking the reigns for the Colts is much more daunting than the task of taking over the Oakland Raiders or the Cleveland Browns. Luck is replacing a legend. Teams like the Miami Dolphins (and even the Denver Broncos) have struggled for over a decade trying to find a substitute for their former franchise quarterback.
Luck has been on the run a lot in the first three games of this season. In fact, Luck led the Colts in rushing in a week three loss against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Luck ran four times for 50 yards in week three, with a long run of 19 yards. Luck has been forced to run ten times in three games, a stat that was never compared to Peyton Manning. Currently, Luck is second on the team in rushing, with 80 yards in ten attempts.