The Indianapolis Colts quarterback returned to his alma mater in the offseason to test out a new virtual reality software created by former Stanford kicker Derek Belch. The software, called STRIVR, is made up of a large head set that plugs into your laptop. The program allows quarterbacks to simulate real-time situations in the pocket.
You can read defenses, scan for open receivers and operate in a collapsing pocket with 180-degree sightlines. In short, the software is designed to give users the NFL quarterback experience without taking any of the punishment that typically goes with it.
"It's real footage," Luck added. "Imagine you're standing in real practice footage. These are real players. It's not animated."
Luck predicted the technology will have "a big impact." Current Stanford quarterback Kevin Hogan saw a significant spike in his production after starting to use the software late last season.
Perhaps, just maybe, the time is finally now.