However, there is something clearly wrong with him. Does he have a broken rib? That could be it; yet, he has refused to answer that question.
Following last night’s Luck was asked about if he had broken ribs. His reply was alarming, as he said, “I can’t confirm it.”
“There’s a number of problems going on,” Cris Carter said on Mike & Mike in the morning. “He’s putting all the pressure on himself to make the plays. You would think he would be further along than he is, but he’s clearly injured.
“Mentally, there’s something going on there. He’s lost a lot of confidence. He’s like Drew Brees from last year, and it turned out that he was injured. The offensive line isn’t good. He’s having a horrific season.”
But his play has definitely progressed this season. He has just 13 touchdowns to 12 interceptions.
Then, several players later, the Panthers would the game when Graham Gano kicked the game-winner.
Luck finished went 23 of 47 for 231 yards with two touchdowns and the three picks, but play horrendous in the first half. He also had six carries for 35 yards.
“It’s my problem and it’s hurting the team,” Luck said after the game. “It’s disappointing and I have to fix it.”
He’s on pace to throw a career-worst 24 interceptions this season. His previous worst was 18 picks during his rookie season in 2012.
To make matters worse for Luck, the Broncos elite defense travel to Indianapolis this weekend. While they bring in an elite pass rush led by DeMarcus Ware and Von Miller, their corners have also come up huge, too.
The Broncos defense has picked off nine passes this season with three by corner back Aqib Talib. David Bruton Jr. and Chris Harris Jr. also have two picks each, while Bradley Roby and Darian Stewart have an interception each.
You would never expect this to happen to Luck. But it has and he must deal with it.
There’s no reset button on the season, so he’ll have to deal with it until he’s able to correct his problems – whether it’s being injured, or ineffectiveness.