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All-22 Review: Why Is Andrew Luck’s Completion Percentage so Low?

Published by Nate Dunlevy on October 12, 2012
Article Source: Bleacher Report - Indianapolis Colts

While Andrew Luck has drawn rave reviews for his play early in his rookie year, some key statistical indicators show that he's struggled.

In particular, Luck has a low completion percentage. Among qualified quarterbacks, Luck is 32nd in completion percentage, hitting just 54.2 percent of his passes (96/177).

Given that accuracy has never been listed as a problem area for the rookie, why would Luck excel in so many statistical categories while hitting such a low percentage of his total passes?

Is he inaccurate with his throws or is there something else at work?

A look at the tape should help.

After examining all 81 incomplete passes for Luck on the year, the following conclusions can be drawn.

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