With the Indianapolis Colts in search of a new quarterback, it appears that the team is now having a long and hard look at the possibility of bringing back Andrew Luck. Jim Irsay, the current owner of the Colts, recently opened up about the prospect of calling Luck out of retirement, and as it turns out, Indy is very serious about the idea.
According to the 61-year-old millionaire, however, the decision will all boil down to Luck's own willingness to return:
“It kind of stands where it stands: Andrew’s retired,” Colts owner Jim Irsay said Wednesday, via Mike Chappell of FOX 59.
“He knows we would love to have him back. But only he can answer that question deep in his heart and his soul: ‘Hey, do I really want to come back and be a quarterback for the Colts again in the NFL?’ It’s easy for us. He knows how much we’d love to have him be our quarterback.”
Luck, the Colts' first overall pick in 2012 and their cornerstone quarterback for many years, called it a career in 2019 in what was considered by many as a shocking move. He spent just six seasons as Indianapolis' star QB, and based on Irsay's comments above, the narrative of his career with the Colts might not be over yet.
Irsay, who previously had a somewhat different stance about this matter, then proceeded to pour some cold water on the idea of Luck coming out of retirement:
“I don’t really know if we’ll see that,” Irsay said. “I think he’s happy. He’s raising his daughter. He has a wonderful family. He’s a great Colt. He knows that he can come back anytime he wants, but at the same time, we respect he’s made that decision.”
The ball is now in Luck's court. He better not take too long on his decision, though, as the Colts have a few more options available right now.