It was a very impressive play — but also a play that took about five years off the lives of every NFL general manager, especially those GMs in charge of 0-3 teams. You see, there's no question that as long as he stays healthy through the 2011 season, Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck will be the top overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft. We've seen too many "Suck for Luck" campaigns, in which fans actually want their teams to lose more games to be first in line for the quarterback, to believe any differently.
How do you stay healthy as a quarterback? Well, you throw out of the pocket with pinpoint timing, and you leave the pocket to throw perfect underneath stuff when the pressure comes. You don't generally stretch out for one-handed catches off of gadget plays, but that's what Luck did halfway through the Cardinal's first drive: