One year after paying a visit to Super Bowl week in Indianapolis, Andrew Luck finds himself in New Orleans for a Quaker Oats NFL Play 60 event leading up to the big game.
The past 12 months were no doubt the most exciting of the 23-year-old’s life.
“It was a whirlwind. It seems like more than a year ago that we were talking at the Super Bowl in Indy. It’s been a lot of fun. I’m very glad we could win some games. It’s been so much fun to learn about the city.”
Luck put a punctuation mark on his rookie season with an appearance at the Pro Bowl in Hawaii last week playing alongside Peyton Manning on the AFC roster.
“What a great experience. I had a blast, got to meet a lot of guys. It was fun to be there with Reggie (Wayne) and Rob (Mathis) as well.”
As for next year, the Colts offense will be a little different. Offensive Coordinator Bruce Arians has left for Head Coaching job in Arizona.
“Selfishly, I wanted him to stay, but couldn’t be happier for him. If anybody deserves it, he does.”
The sting of losing Arians is tempered somewhat by the hiring of Pep Hamilton who tutored with Luck in college.
“We worked very well together at Stanford. He’s the next man up, and it should be a lot of fun.”