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Monday, November 24, 2014

Andrew Luck and Tom Brady had almost identical starts to their careers

Andrew Luck Tom Brady

One was a first overall draft pick while the other infamously wasn’t selected until the sixth round, but Andrew Luck and Tom Brady had remarkably similar starts to their careers.

ESPN’s SportsCenter showed a graphic of their stats in their first 34 career starts, including the playoffs. The similarity in numbers is striking.

Both quarterbacks went 23-11 in their first 34 starts.

Luck: 23-11; 57% completions; 50-31 TD/INT ratio; 81.2 passer rating
Brady: 23-11; 63% completions; 47-31 TD/INT ratio; 83.4 passer rating

That’s not bad, huh?

The one thing this is missing is rushing stats. Luck is very athletic and fast and has rushed for 632 yards and 9 touchdowns. He’s also lost 7 fumbles. Brady barely rushes for any yardage each season and lost 7 fumbles in his first two seasons.

Maybe the rushing would give the edge to Luck so far. Also, remember that Brady’s Pats had a much better defense, which probably gives his record a boost.



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