Andrew Luck's substitution on the final play in Sunday's loss to Philadelphia has fans panicking about #12's arm strength. Frank Reich and the Colts' brass felt it best to pinch-hit with backup Jacoby Brissett in the Hail Mary situation, because Brissett is known for having a big arm. Here was his explanation:
If you're curious why Colts threw in Jacoby Brissett for the Hail Mary, here's Frank Reich: "He can throw it a mile. We knew Jacoby had the arm to get it in the end zone. Would've kept Andrew in if we got 10-15 more yards." Wasn't about protecting Luck.— Zak Keefer (@zkeefer) September 23, 2018
Needless to say, the move triggered a lot of speculation about Luck's arm health and strength. Can he still throw it deep? Are the Colts being overly cautious? Is this just rust? You were even getting a few claiming that it's time to panic.
Colts' fan Josh Boeke compiled all of Luck's "deep" throws from the first three games into this clip, and as you can see, the arm strength doesn't appear to be as anemic as some are claiming:
All right, so here it is. Every "deep" ball that Luck has thrown in the regular season in chronological order. Some of these are not on the stat sheet because of various penalties. The link is to highlights of his 2016 season, judge for yourself. #Colts https://t.co/ECjTCWfNVv pic.twitter.com/PWMnIiI2Pj— Josh Boeke (@JoshBoeke) September 25, 2018
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