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August 30, 2013

Luck is the future of the NFL

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One major advantage Luck has over Griffin, Kaepernick and Wilson is that he’s in another conference. While those three will be battling for the next 5-10 years, Luck will be at the head of a conference that is lacking in young top flight talent at the quarterback position. Peyton Manning and Tom Brady are over 35 and have both missed an entire season fairly recently due to a severe injury. Roethlisberger and Philip Rivers are past their primes, and Flacco no longer has a top flight defense to lean on. In short, Luck is set up for a decade of great opportunities at winning multiple Super Bowls, something his predecessor wasn’t able to do in 13 seasons in Indianapolis.

Luck has an old Samsung flip phone that is five years old, and his personality is as flashy as a 30-year-old copper penny. Don’t confuse his lack of flash for disadvantage compared to his contemporaries. Luck is the future of the NFL. There is no new prototype for playing quarterback, it’s the same as it ever was — pocket passers win championships — running quarterbacks win fantasy football championships.

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