Andrew Luck moves up in the MVP race

October, 23, 2013
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As I mentioned in QB Watch on Wednesday morning, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck isn’t putting up eye-popping numbers this season. But the Colts are winning and that's all that matters. They are 5-2 and a victory over the undefeated Denver Broncos has moved Luck into Dan Graziano’s MVP Watch.

Luck is actually up near the top. He's ahead of New Orleans’ Drew Brees, Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers, San Diego’s Philip Rivers and Kansas City’s Tamba Hali. The only player standing in Luck’s way is Denver’s Peyton Manning.

Shocking, I know.

Depending on how many records Manning plans to break, Luck could end up passing his predecessor because he’ll be the reason the Colts are able to maintain things without receiver Reggie Wayne (knee) in the lineup the rest of the season.

Here’s a snippet of what Graziano said about Luck: “He throws for first downs. He runs for first downs. He’s sipping an Arnold Palmer with his feet propped on a desk in the middle of Manning’s shadow without a care in the world.”

Here’s Graziano’s top five:
  1. Manning
  2. Luck
  3. Brees
  4. Rivers
  5. Hali

Check out Graziano’s top-10 list with his comments here. Feel free to behind your own comments.

Mike Wells

ESPN Indianapolis Colts reporter

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