"They're both very good quarterbacks," Baldwin explained. "They're both highly intelligent, both make plays with their feet and both have great arms. I don't want to take it any further than that."
While Baldwin's comments will certainly be viewed in some corners as undeserving and premature, he's hardly alone in his assessment. Entering the league, Luck was touted by various outlets as the best prospect sincePeyton Manning, the best prospect since John Elway, the best prospectever and the most NFL-readyprospect in history.
To what end should players, coaches, analysts and Average Joes wait until conventional wisdom catches up before forecasting greatness? It's anathema to the function of prognostication.
Luck combines many of the best traits from Manning and Elway. It's not crazy to espouse the belief that he will one day surpass their greatness.