6. Andrew Luck
Assuming he gets better play out of his offensive line—and it really would be hard to fathom it getting any worse—Luck should be back to his 2014 form when he averaged 297.6 yards and over two touchdown passes per game.
Indy’s decision not to bring Andre Johnson back was a case of addition by subtraction as the veteran graybeard did nothing but take up space and stall the development of the team’s stable of younger pass catchers.
Luck should benefit greatly from the explosive traits of speedsters T.Y. Hilton and Phillip Dorsett along with the size and tremendous catch radius of Donte Moncrief. Oft-injured tight end Dwayne Allen is a red-zone weapon that should get a ton more looks with Coby Fleener out of the picture.
Although the Colts’ company line is that Luck will be looking to play it safe this year by sliding away from contact and living to fight another day, the star field general will likely make an exception when facing the Packers.
Luck knows that it will probably take more than a couple of touchdowns and a strong running game to beat Green Bay on its home turf.
Don’t be surprised to see the fifth-year veteran pull out all the stops by using his legs on both run and pass plays in his quest to get a prized victory over Aaron Rodgers. There is no chance in hell that Luck will be treating this matchup like any other game.
Working against the Packers that day is No. 12’s prodigious size and strength. Luck is one of the hardest passers to bring down.
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