23-year old QB Andrew Luck had quite a rookie season, but he has some areas that the Colts hope he improves on in 2013 and beyond. The Colts would like to see Luck improve his completion percentage (54.1%) and cut down on his INTs (18). That being said, Luck has a big time arm and he plays similar style wise to Ben Roethlisberger as he tends to hold onto the ball until the last minute….which causes him to take big shots….but also allows him to make big play throws down the field. Luck played in 16 games (all starts) as a rookie for the Colts last year and he completed 339 of 627 passes (54.1%) for 4,374 yards with 23 TD passes and 18 INTs (76.5 QB Rating). Luck also carried the ball 62 times for 255 yards (4.1 ypc) with 5 TD runs last year for the Colts. Luck led the Colts to an 11-5 record (68.8%) record during the regular season in 2012. 37-year old Matt Hasselbeck will be the Colts’ backup in 2013. He played in 8 games (5 starts) for the Titans last year and he completed 138 of 221 passes (62.4%) for 1,367 yards with 7 TD passes and 5 INTs (81.0 QB Rating). He also carried the ball 13 times for 38 yards (2.9 ypc) for the Titans last year. Hasselbeck has now played in 194 games (152 starts) in his NFL career so far and he has completed 3,029 of 5,018 passes (60.4%) for 34,517 yards with 201 TD passes and 147 INTs (82.2 QB Rating). He also has carried the ball 339 times for 1,229 yards (3.6 ypc) with 8 TD runs so far in his career. Hasselbeck is 80-72 (52.6%) during the regular season as a starting QB in the NFL. Hasselbeck can still play at a high level and he will be able to help Luck develop as a QB. 24-year old Chandler Harnish will be the Colts’ #3 QB in 2013. He was a 7th round pick (#253 overall) out of Northern Illinois in the 2012 NFL Draft. He has yet to get into a game in his NFL career.
PROJECTED GRADE FOR THE QBs IN 2013: B+