Breaking Down Andrew Luck’s Touchdown Passes

I am always fascinated by looking at a player’s passing touchdown log on pro-football-reference. Here is a look at Andrew Luck’s.

Some quick footnotes:

  1. Luck has thrown 19 to T.Y. Hilton, the most to any one receiver. He’s thrown 13 to each in his tight end combo of Dwayne Allen and Coby Fleener. Nine to Reggie Wayne, six to Ahman Bradshaw, five to Hakeem Nicks, four to Donte Moncrief, three to Donnie Avery and LaVon Brazil (each drawing dead). Two each to Donald Brown, Griff Whalen, Da’Rick Rogers, and Jack Doyle. And he’s thrown one to Trent Richardson, Darrius Heyward-Bey, Anthony Castonzo, Vick Ballard, Stanley Havili, and Mewelde Moore.
  2. Luck sits at 86 career touchdown passes in the regular season (six in the postseason). Dan Marino had 98 after 3 seasons. Joe Montana had 50. Roger Staubach – in a much different era – had about 53 by the time he had played three full seasons worth of games. Aaron Rodgers had 86 in his first three full seasons. Brett Favre had 70. Tom Brady (69), John Elway (59) serve as other comps. Luck has a chance to end up in very special territory with the passing stats that are being put up now. We are looking at a guy who should be a lock at 300 career touchdown passes.

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