The Indianapolis Colts have to keep 26-year old QB Andrew Luck healthy in 2016, or they are going to lose a lot of football games in 2016. Luck played in 7 games (all starts) for the Colts last year and he completed 162 of 293 passes (55.3%) for 1,881 yards with 15 TD passes and 12 INTs (74.9 QB Rating). He also carried the ball 33 times for 196 yards (5.9 ypc) for the Colts last year. He was beat up badly last year and it effected his performance before he was finally knocked out for the season. Scott Tolzien (the new backup QB) is no Matt Hasselbeck. Luck has played in 55 games (all starts) in his first four years with the Colts and he has completed 1,224 of 2,106 passes (58.1%) for 14,838 yards with 101 TD passes and 55 INTs (85.0 QB Rating). He also has carried the ball 222 times for 1,101 yards (5.0 ypc) with 12 TD runs so far in his career. Luck has been to three Pro Bowls (his first three years with the Colts) and he is 35-20 (63.6%) as a starting QB! Luck is #4 in passing yards (14,838) and TD passes (101) in Colts’ history, behind only Peyton Manning, Johnny Unitas and Bert Jones.
28-year old Scott Tolzien will be the new #2 QB for the Colts and he’s not too good. He played in 3 games (0 starts) for the Packers last year and he completed his only pass attempt and it was good for 4 yards (83.3 QB Rating). He also carried the ball 3 times for -3 yards (-1.0 ypc) last year for the Packers. Tolzien has now played in 6 games (2 starts) in his first five years in the NFL and he has completed 56 of 91 passes (61.5%) for 721 yards with 1 TD pass and 5 INTs (67.1 Rating). He has also carried the ball 8 times for 52 yards (6.5 ypc) with 1 TD run so far in his NFL career. Tolzien is 0-1-1 as a starting QB so far in his NFL career.
23-year old Stephen Morris and undrafted rookie Josh Woodrum out of Liberty will duke it out in training camp for the #3 QB job. Morris played in 6 games (0 starts) in 2014 for the Jacksonville Jaguars, as he was a holder on kicks. He didn’t throw any passes or carry the ball in 2014.
PROJECTED GRADE FOR THE COLTS QBs IN 2016: A-