Brissett, who likely has the stronger arm after Luck spent a full year rehabbing his back in top playing shape, was tabbed to toss the Hail Mary. He almost threw it out of the back of the end zone, falling incomplete just inside the end line.
Might this cause some controversy in Indianapolis?
"No. Jacoby has a stronger arm than I do," Luck said after the game, per The Athletic's Stephen Holder. "It's sort of what I see in practice. And obviously coach Reich thinks that as well. I'll keep working on getting my arm to where maybe it can make an 80-yard throw from the minus-30 (yard line). But I have no qualms with that decision."
Now that that's settled, the question remains: Could Luck ever make that throw? And if so, will his arm ever get there?
"I don't know. I was never in a situation to go out there and do it," Luck said. "In this situation, I don't know, I'll be honest. To run around and scramble and put my foot in the ground and try to (chuck) it X amount of yards."