Colts Are So Desperate For A QB They Reportedly Reached Out To Andrew Luck

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCT 14: Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) looks to pass the ball against the New York Jets on October 14, 2012 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.


The Indianapolis Colts are desperately in search of a quality quarterback.

Since former No. 1 overall pick Andrew Luck abruptly retired from the NFL, the Colts have been frantically searching for a guy to become their new franchise signal-caller. Unfortunately, their search has led to veteran journeymen rotating under center. Since Luck’s departure, the Colts have tried Jacoby Brissett, Philip Rivers, and Carson Wentz at quarterback. They also traded for Matt Ryan prior to this season, but he has since been benched in favor of Sam Ehlinger, a 2021 sixth-round pick.

Now, according to The Athletic Colts reporter Zak Keefer, the Colts have reached out to the 33-year-old Luck about a possible return.

A Luck comeback isn’t going to happen, but the fact that Indianapolis even kicked the tires on their former quarterback shows their desperation after a lackluster start to the 2022-23 campaign.

“Yeah, yeah they have,” Keefer said after being asked if the Colts reached out to Luck. “No, it’s not going to happen. He’s definitely moved on from football,” Keefer concluded. “The Colts have reached out. Absolutely they’ve called him. He lived in Indianapolis for the first three years after he retired! He was a mile from the Colts practice facility. And very much, the specter of Andrew Luck still hovers over this team.”

Who knows, maybe Ehlinger can prove to be the answer the Colts have long been searching for since Luck’s decision to hang it up after seven years in the league.

If he doesn’t, there are a number of other veteran quarterbacks Indianapolis can try to recycle next season.

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