THE SUCK-FOR-LUCK CAMPAIGN BEGINS

By Eric D. Graham BASN columnist
Updated: October 7, 2011

NORTH CAROLINA, (BASN)

Are NFL teams so desperate for a quarterback that they will begin to “tank” their season after only five games in order to obtain the rights to draft 2012 Heisman hopeful Stanford Cardinal QB Andrew Luck?

Personally, I think Luck is a little overrated. All of this, he is the next John Elway, really, is a little pre-mature.

And even though Luck was projected to be the overall No.1 draft pick in 2011, his decision to return to college helped the Carolina Panthers make Cam Newton the face of their franchise.

With Newton putting up Rookie of the Year type numbers, Luck has lead Stanford to a (4-0) record so far this season. To Luck’s advantage, however the Cardinals have one of the weakest schedules in college football.

As a result, Luck’s quarterback proficiency will really only be tested on November 12th against the Ducks of Oregon, if you can call that a test.

Stat wise, Luck has been impressive this season. He has already thrown for 1,013 yards, completing 71.4% of his passes with 11 touchdowns.

With that said, many people feel the Indianapolis Colts are the front runner in filling out the “Suck-for-Luck” application because of future Hall of Famer QB Peyton Manning’s possible “career-ending” neck injury.

Coming in a close second in the “Suck-for-Luck” campaign is the winless Miami Dolphins, whose starting quarterback Chad Henne suffered a season-ending shoulder injury against the San Diego Chargers in week four.