Antrel Rolle considers Luck an elite QB

August, 14, 2014
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INDIANAPOLIS -- Quarterback Andrew Luck's skill set and ability to lead the Indianapolis Colts to victories is well documented.

You can say the same about the praise he constantly receives from coaches and players around the league, too.

That’s why it isn’t surprising that New York Giants safety Antrel Rolle joined the group in complimenting Luck.

“I think Luck is an elite quarterback,” Rolle told New York reporters Wednesday. “He’s an outstanding young and rising star in the league. I think he possesses great tools and great poise as a quarterback. This is going to be the best test that we’ve done thus far this year with the receiver tandem they do have.”

The Colts and Giants play Saturday at Lucas Oil Stadium.

The Giants are about to play their third preseason game. They faced Buffalo’s EJ Manuel in the Hall of Fame game and Pittsburgh’s Ben Roethlisberger in their second game.

Rolle and the rest of the Giants might see Luck for the entire first quarter Saturday.

“That's the plan right now, and then we'll see how that goes,” Colts coach Chuck Pagano said. “If we have two drives like we had in the first ballgame, you've got a 10, 12-play drive and you've got a couple scores, then it might be time to pull him if that happens before the first quarter. So we'll just play it by ear."

Mike Wells

ESPN Indianapolis Colts reporter

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