"He'll go down as the greatest quarterback of all time," Fassel stated. "The numbers he has already put up as a young quarterback, far superior to anybody else that came in the league in their first four, five or six years the numbers he's put up. If he keeps at that pace ... Whoa!"
Fassel is not the first to express that lofty opinion.
Luck draws so much praise so early in his career because he has actually exceeded unreasonably lofty expectations as the best, most NFL-ready prospect since Manning or John Elway.
No other first-, second- or third-year quarterback has ever had so much responsibility placed on his shoulders.
To parlay those attributes into one of the greatest NFL careers, Luck will have to hoist several Lombardi Trophies over the next decade.