However, Baldwin may be just a bit more partial toward his college quarterback and what he may be able to accomplish in the NFL.
“I’m on the record as saying that I believe that Andrew Luck can be the greatest quarterback to ever played the game of football,” Baldwin said.
Baldwin played with Luck for two years at Stanford. It didn’t take long for Baldwin to realize just how talented Luck was and the ability he possessed. Baldwin praised every aspect of Luck’s game. From his understanding of the game, to his accuracy and his ability to make plays with his legs, Baldwin doesn’t have a bad word to say about his former quarterback,
“Andrew has everything that you want in a quarterback – both a pocket passer and a guy who is able to make plays on the run with his legs,” Baldwin said. “He’s smart, highly intelligent. I’ve seen him do some unbelievable things that I still can’t believe that a quarterback was able to do in practice at Stanford and obviously in games. I have tremendous respect for that guy.”
Baldwin points to what Luck was able to do in his rookie season in Indianapolis as a sign of what Luck is capable of as a player. The Colts went from having the No. 1 overall draft pick to earning a playoff berth in Luck’s rookie campaign.
“He took control of a team that really didn’t have much around him and he took them to the playoffs. They didn’t have a defense and didn’t have a running game, but they made it to the playoffs. He had a whole bunch of fourth-quarter comeback victories.”
Baldwin has had a nice start to the season with his current quarterback as well. Baldwin is the Seahawks’ leading receiver through four weeks with 12 catches for 216 yards and a touchdown. Baldwin has come up with critical receptions in both of Seattle’s road victories over Carolina and Houston.
Baldwin will get a chance to watch Luck from the opposite sidelines this week as the Seahawks travel to Indianapolis to take on the Colts.