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October 4, 2013

Luck ready to face former teammates

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“He’s got such a good football IQ, and I think playing offense helped him in that whole transition. I don’t think we’ve seen the best of him yet. I’m sure he’s still tirelessly working to get better at his craft. He was always a very hard worker and I admired that about him.”

A year ago, Sherman told Seattle media that Wilson -- the Seahawks’ young quarterback -- was better than Luck or Washington’s Robert Griffin III. That’s understandable. He was backing a current teammate.

But neither signal caller wants today’s game to be a referendum on who’s better right now or who has the brightest NFL future.

“I guess we are in somewhat of a fraternity together by virtue of coming out the same year. I think fans and media make that connection. That’s the great part of sports. You find these sub-plots and storylines. I know when I watch other sports, I love hearing about it,” Luck admitted.

“I think from our perspective, we were drafted in the same class together [and] there happened to be a bunch of quarterbacks and a bunch of us had some early success. I do try to root for the other guys, having gotten to know them.”

Wilson would prefer to talk about what happens on the field rather than any perceived rivalry with the Colts quarterback.

“It’s always special. I think this quarterback class is going to be really, really good one day. We have a long ways to go. It’s one of those things that when you look back at it, hopefully 15, 20 years from now, hopefully, our goal is to be one of the best quarterback classes to ever play the game. We have a long ways to go, man. It’s one of those things that you just take one day at a time,” he said late last week.

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