Like most, Elway impressed with Luck so far

I had the opportunity to speak briefly to John Elway today for a few minutes for a column coming later this week.

Since Elway went to Stanford and Andrew Luck was rated by many as the most pro-ready quarterback to come into the league since Elway, I would have committed professional malpractice if I didn’t sneak in a question on Andrew Luck’s solid play through his first two preseason games.

“I thought he was tremendous coming out of Stanford and obviously he’s carried that over into the preseason with these first two starts,” Elway said. “He’s a very mature kid that’s been in a pro style offense under (John) Harbaugh and (David) Shaw and that’s been preparing him for this for awhile.

“Now I will say this: There is always a big jump from the preseason to the regular season. But I think you’re going to see Andrew Luck have a tremendous career.”