Andrew Luck, Colts (4 Points)
The starting quarterback of the Indianapolis Colts, Andrew Luck, is not only the top quarterback in the division, but one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL today. Luck dominated the Texans in the three games played last season, and he was the comeback player of the year, too, so he makes the Colts the team to beat in the AFC South in 2019, even though they didn’t win the division title.
Luck is coming off a season where he completed 67.3 percent of his passes, passed for 4,593 yards and threw for 39 touchdowns, along with 15 interceptions as he started all 16 regular-season games. Luck also finished with a 98.7 rating, had seven completions for 40-plus yards and rushed the football 46 times for 148 yards.
To put it simply, the Colts aren’t near the team they are without Luck, so to make it easy he’s the best quarterback in the division, but he does have others in the division chasing him very closely.
That said, what makes Luck the top quarterback in the division is the Colts wouldn’t be as big of a threat to teams in the league if he’s missing from the lineup. Remember how poorly the Colts were without him in 2017 when he missed the entire season?
The comeback season of 2018 makes Luck the best quarterback in the AFC South, plus being his second full season back from his injury, Luck will be even more dangerous and will keep defensive coordinators up late at night trying to consistently slow down the Colts’ top quarterback this upcoming season.