Andrew Luck has thrown for a league high 3,085 yards and is on pace to break Peyton Manning's single-season franchise record.
He's second, to Manning, with 26 touchdown passes. He's already broken a franchise record with seven straight 300-yard games and needs only two more to tie Drew Brees' NFL record. And he's already beaten both Mannings, Aaron Rodgers, Russell Wilson, Joe Flacco and Colin Kaepernick.
The most glaring omission from that list: three-time Super Bowl winner Tom Brady, who is 2-0 against the man generally regarded as the best young quarterback in football.
Brady, like just about everyone else, is impressed.
"He does a lot of things I wish I could do," Brady said, referring to Luck. "He's big, fast, shrugs off blockers. He makes a lot of extended plays. He's a great passer."
But against New England (7-2), Luck has struggled. In two games, both blowout losses, he's 47 of 91 for 665 yards with four touchdowns, four sacks, seven interceptions and one lost fumble.
Brady, in contrast, has usually avoided the big mistakes and is 11-4 against Indianapolis (6-3) since making his first career start against the Colts in 2001.
That's what Luck wants to become. He'll get a chance this weekend.