2012 Seahawks QB Candidates: Andrew Luck

Andrew Luck, Quarterback, Stanford

6-4, 235 Lbs

2012 Age: 23 years old

Andrew Luck is like the Cindy Crawford of quarterback prospects.


What we like:

Strong, accurate arm

Lightning-quick release

Good mobility with good pocket presence

Will run the ball when available

Top academic school

Experience in pro-style offense

Good bloodlines (father played quarterback in NFL)

Great character, work ethic, football IQ


What we don’t like:

Some have questioned confidence after returning for Junior year

Seahawks would have to give up a lot to trade for the top pick

Are the lights in Seattle bright enough for him?

Grows a really bad beard



We really had to reach to find negatives for Luck. He’s probably the best Quarterback since John Elway, if not better. Presuming he doesn’t have his right arm amputated by draft day, he’ll go first overall. His dad, Oliver Luck, played quarterback in the NFL. Luck still has another year of eligibility, will he stay at Stanford for another year?

According to the Trade Value Chart the Seahawks would need to make up 1750-1800 points depending on if they end up with the 11th or 12th overall pick in order to trade for the top pick. Because the 12th pick is worth only 1200 points, such a trade would certainly involve at least a second first rounder. For some reference, even if the Seahawks traded their entire 2012 draft to the Colts they’d have nearly 1000 TVC points to make up. Chances are it would involve two firsts, two seconds, a third, and perhaps a player. It would be an ugly trade, and Luck is really good which increases the value of the pick, but is he worth that much?

Check out the rest of the Seahawks Quarterback Candidates for 2012 and beyond.

How much would you be willing to give up for Andrew Luck?

  • Two firsts and two seconds (47%, 34 Votes)
  • Two first rounders (29%, 21 Votes)
  • None of the above (13%, 9 Votes)
  • Anything the Colts want (6%, 4 Votes)
  • Earl Thomas and a first rounder (3%, 2 Votes)
  • Earl Thomas and two firsts (2%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 72

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  • Sean

    The moment the Colts say “Earl Thomas”, John Schneider should hang up the phone. The point of getting Luck would be to take this program to the next level. That effect is minimized when you trade your best defensive player.

    • Anonymous

      I don’t think there is any question that the QB position is the most influential on success. Finding great safeties is much easier than finding great quarterbacks.

  • Andy Niehenke

    I would honestly Trade this years entire class, plus a second rounder next year + a Kam Chanceler and Dough Baldwin….. I struggle with the thought of trading Earl but if it was JUST 1 first round pick + Earl+ 2nd round next year, 3rd round next year, and a Doug Baldwin or Mike Williams like player here (John Carolson if resigned)…. I have watched this guy play all year, and im sold. If i was a coach I am more then willing to bank my coaching job on the future of Andrew Luck, hes that good. So While i would like to give up something along the lines of what I mentioned above due to HIS value, im sure it will cost multiple first rounders, 2nd rounders, and a ++player in the Earl Thomas caliber to land him. I do see it as worth while, as I look at what Pete has done in the last 2 years in such short time and in the back half of the draft, we can afford to invest in a QB that will for 15 years lead this team over the term possible contenders to contenders or even the team to beat… However With the ability the John and Pete have done to find tallent that works for their team, I will have confidence in who ever the choose to be the next QB for the Hawks. GO HAWKS!!!!

    • Anonymous

      I’m really high on Luck too Andy. I think he’s going to be great!