From NFL.com‘s Greg Rosenthal today:
Andrew Luck started to study NFL quarterbacks a year and a half ago, once he knew that he was headed for the pros. Luck’s list of quarterbacks to model his game after was quite specific and targeted.
The list: Drew Brees, Peyton Manning, Philip Rivers and Ben Roethlisberger.
Big Ben’s placement on the list is the most surprising. Luck had no idea he would be learning under Ben’s favorite tutor Bruce Arians when Luck reached the pros.
“He’s just a tough guy when you watch him play,” Luck told Paul Burmeister and Michael Lombardi Tuesday on NFL Network’s Inside Training Camp Live. “He makes so many plays when things seem to break down. You know he always seems to have the right instincts at the right moment and to see how he operates sort of under duress and pressure is fun.”
You catch watch video of Andrew Luck’s interview here.
Check out this discussion on NFL Network, “Is Ben Roethlisberger a top 5 quarterback? “.
Quote of the Day:
“Ben, I can tell through the spring, he’s got his arms around it, he likes it. You can see his eyes light up a little bit when we get into that mode, and I think that’s the sign of a great quarterback. The ones I’ve been around, they want it. ‘Give me control, let me run this thing.’ And he has the ability to do it, as he’s shown in the past and through the spring.” — Steelers Offensive Coordinator Todd Haley, in an interview with the media.