Luck is one of the last line of a dying breed of QB. The lead-footed, run like they're running on hot coal, pocket passers. I look around the college and even the high school landscape and it's my observation(and Trent Dilfer's) that the mobile QBs are taking over football. Not in number particularly but in quality NFL caliber talent. From 2011 to 2015, it is obvious that from all the top rated franchise caliber QB in the draft at least 1 or 2 dual threat. From 2011 to 2015 alone we had Cam, RG3, Kapaernick, Geno Smith, EJ manuel, Teddy Bridgewater, Tajh boyd, Brett Hundley, and Jameis Winston. And we're talking about every year here. Those guys are not just strong starters but dynamic franchising figure on and off the field. If this trend continue, what will happen to the Schaubs of the world whom 10 years ago were almost guaranteed a roster spot to just be a game manager.
What about T.Brady, P.Manning, were they really great or just product of playing against a bunch of Schaubs? You know, kind of like how so of Babe Ruth's number are questioned because his stats were garnered under a segregated leauge. What if Payton could run a 4.5, could he have won more than just one superbowl. Because I have watched so many of Peyton's game in the playoffs where he need just 3 yard to keep the drive alive but throws an in-completion because he couldn't run to save his life. Remember, a QB is an athlete too. Running and athlete goes hand in hand. Could Peyton have been the Michael Jordan of football instead of a constant debate? Because the Michael Jordan of football in the future will be able to do it all.
Now, back to my point, If Luck fails who is going to hold the torch for the so-called greats like Brady and Manning who are about to retire? I believe that is the lens that all the Luck supporters(not necessarily Colts fans) see this world of football. It's like, if Luck fails is there a place for us in this sport of football. Well, to those who see it that, for what it's worth, the QB position was NEVER necessarily meant as a niche for the the athletically challenged. Will football become a sports of athletic freaks like the NBA where no lead-footed, hot coal runners are allowed in? In conclusion, I can understand why the 'media' wants to hide or delay Luck's impending failure.
Luck will fail.
Dude, Andrew Luck is not a failure by any stretch of the imagination.
I understand what you're trying to say (I think). But I disagree with your premise that pure pocket passers are somehow lesser QBs than more athletically gifted QBs. It all depends on the guy, and the situation. Moreover, Luck is an athlete. He is not some lead-footed tortoise in the pocket that is unable to elude pressure by a step here or there, or straight take off down the field.
In my opinion, a better post would have been how the powers that be in the NFL been rethinking the role of mobile QBs, and their ability to effectively and successfully play the position. Where you made your error was thinking that you have to put pure pocket passers down to prop up more mobile and athletic QBs that have ascended to a certain level of prominence in the league in recent years.
There is room for both types of QBs, and particularly QBs that can do it all. But, at the same time, there will always be a place for pure pocket passers who are accurate and make good decisions.