Andrew Luck sets NFL rookie passing record with Colts
- By Kareem Copeland
- Published: Dec. 23, 2012 at 02:47 p.m.
Andrew Luck is officially the most prolific rookie passer in NFL history. The Indianapolis Colts quarterback broke Cam Newton's rookie season passing yards record late in the second quarter with 23-yard pass to fellow rookie T.Y. Hilton. Luck went into halftime with a total of 4,101 yards this season.
The record will only renew the Offensive Rookie of the Year debate. The Colts can lock up a playoff spot with a win today and Luck has the passing yards record. This, after the Colts won two games in 2011 and completely remade the roster. But 18 interceptions and a 54.6 completion percentage hurts his cause.
Robert Griffin III could also make the playoffs, but the Washington Redskins were much farther along as a team. RG3, however, entered the day with 18 touchdowns and just four interceptions. He also has the rookie quarterback rushing record.
Then there's Russell Wilson who has shocked everyone by winning the job in Seattle, presumably, leading the Seattle Seahawks to the playoffs and putting up numbers in the process. Wilson, though, has the best surrounding cast in running back Marshawn Lynch and one of the best defenses in the league.
The leader in this race seems to change weekly and will need all 17 weeks to be decided.