Luck Named One of NFL’s Most Important Figures

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A recent ranking by USA Today puts Colts quarterback Andrew Luck near the top of the list of the most important figures in the NFL.

In its recent rundown of the NFL’s 100 most influential names, USA Today ranked Luck at No. 14 on the list. Moreover, he was the third highest ranking player on the list behind Cam Newton at No. 3 and Tom Brady at No. 10.

Luck’s 2015 campaign was marked with underwhelming play and injuries. The Colts have a tremendous amount of faith in Luck’s long term potential, however. So much so, that the team recently signed him to a 6 year deal worth $140 million, making him the highest paid player in the NFL.