New York Giants safety Michael Thomas will face his former college teammate in the NFL Week 16, Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck.
Former Stanford Cardinal football standouts will reunite this Sunday in Indianapolis.
It will be the first time they ever get to play against each other as opponents in the NFL. Their teams have matched up in the past, however, they personally haven’t faced one another yet.
Thomas and Luck were teammates at Stanford from 2008-2011 under now-Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh. They both eventually became team captains together. They’re both very fond of each other and are aware of what they both can bring to the table.
“I know [Luck] very, very well, that’s my guy,” Thomas said to northjersey.com, per Art Stapleton. “But as far as giving our guys tips and using that info to our advantage, he knows me very, very well, too.”
Giants defensive end Josh Mauro was also teammates with Thomas and Luck, however, didn’t play until the 2009 season.
Thomas spoke upon how Luck feels with his prior shoulder injury that kept him sidelined the entire 2017 season.
“He’s finally moving well again. It looks like the arm doesn’t hurt to throw. It looks like he’s back to that All-Pro, Pro Bowl level, like one of the best quarterbacks in the league,” Thomas mentioned. “I can tell, just because that’s my guy. I can tell he’s having fun again, he’s enjoying playing football. He’s one of the best quarterbacks in the game. So, I’m looking forward to this challenge.”
Luck, through 14 games, is having a great comeback season. With a completion percentage of 67.3, he’s racked up 3951 yards with 34 touchdowns to 13 interceptions.
It will be interesting to see what Michael Thomas and the New York Giants defense will be able to do to stop Andrew Luck and the playoff-pushing Indianapolis Colts offense.