Raptorman wrote:Yes, 40 is good. But here is the thing. What's a high percentage throw? Guys like Brees and Rodgers, 65% to 67% of all their passes are either behind the line of scrimmage or within the first 10 yards. Now, this is nothing new. All the top ranked QB's throw like this. I hear people talking about dink and dunk QB's all the time. Guess what? That is exactly what these guys do.
Right, and it's one of the reasons they tend to have a high completion percentage.
I will give Luck one thing, he throws downfield more often than Rodgers, and that does effect his completion percentage. His completion percentage is going up. But all the top QB's that win on a regular basis these days average around 63% and up.
I'd argue that Luck IS a top QB that wins on a regular basis. The Colts have been winning on a regular basis over his entire career thus far. If I counted correctly his record as a pro, including postseason games, is 36-18 (13-6 in 2014; 12-6 in 2013; 11-6 in 2012).
He needs to get it up a bit higher. I think he will. Because he won't throw 40 TDs a year. Of course he is also playing in a system were he throws 37 times a game. That is a tremendous number of attempts.
I agree and in the end, his completion percentage is less important than his overall effectiveness.The % could be a bit higher, and he'll probably get it there. I don't think there's much doubt he's going to be one of the league's better QBs for years to come if he stays healthy.