After being blown out by the Patriots in the AFC Championship Game, Colts QB Andrew Luck felt as deflated as 11 Patriots game-day balls.
Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck reportedly considered dropping out of the 2015 Pro Bowl after his 45-7 loss to the Patriots in the AFC Championship Game.
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In an interview with Stephen Holder of the Indianapolis Star, Luck said it was hard getting over the loss and that the mental pain almost felt like real pain.
“It was hard,” Luck said. “But once you get out here and you get around the guys and some of your teammates, it feels better. But the morning after the (loss), you get a phone call and they need your decision and they want to make sure you’re not hurt, can you play and all that. I’m sitting there like… I mean, it is a privilege, but I am hurting in a sense. But I realize it’s an honor to be voted in and the fans really enjoy it. So, I did it.”
Luck was held without a TD in the AFC Championship Game and was intercepted several times in the Colt weather as Patriots QB Tom Brady navigated the length of the field easily.
In this year’s Pro Bowl the rosters were determined by a draft between Team (Michael) Irvin and Team (Cris) Carter. Luck was the No. 1 overall pick by team Carter and will join WR T. Y. Hilton as they take on Team Irvin.
Much like Luck, all of the other players at the Pro Bowl will know the pain of having lost out on a chance to go to Superbowl XLIX – including Team Carter teammate Aaron Rodgers, whose team squandered a 12-point lead with less than five minutes left in the game, and QB Andy Dalton, who Luck beat in the Wildcard Round of the playoffs.