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Andrew Luck's healthy offseason should scare Colts' foes

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It's a scary thought for the rest of the NFL, something the Indianapolis Colts have been waiting to spring on their opponents for four years.

Andrew Luck finally is getting a full offseason to work on his craft.

“I have a great deal of respect of where he has been and where he is now and we have not, I said this, we have not seen the best of this kid yet,” Colts general manager Chris Ballard said in January.cheap nike nfl jerseys wholesale

After years of struggles with his right shoulder, Luck silenced those who doubted his ability to regain his form in 2018 by becoming the league’s Comeback Player of the Year.3

“I think I threw the ball better, simply," Luck said at the end of last season. "I think I learned to manage situations better. I think in the odd sort of self-preservation of a quarterback that maybe that mentality -- I think I did that better. I didn’t miss any practices during the season. I didn’t miss any games.”

Most end-of-season player meetings entail the coach talking to the players about what they need to work on during the offseason. But Luck made it easy for coach Frank Reich after the Colts' franchise quarterback threw for 4,593 yards and 39 touchdowns and completed a career-high 67.3 percent of his passes. His Total QBR of 71.7 was the best of his career.

“You know Andrew, before you can tell him what he needs to work on, he’s telling you what he needs to get better at,” Reich said. “‘You’re being too hard on yourself, but I agree with you on the other ones.’ That’s what the best players do. Guys who are obsessed with that in the right way are fun to coach.”cheap nfl jerseys china nike

Luck’s excitement about improvement is understandable, considering what he’s had to endure during the offseason in recent years. This is the first offseason since 2016 that Luck will throw a regulation-size football.

Luck’s career changed when he injured his right shoulder against Tennessee in Week 3 of the 2015 season. Then he reinjured it trying to make a tackle against Denver in Week 2 of the 2016 season. The shoulder problem caused Luck to be limited in practice the rest of that season before he had surgery on it in January 2017.

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