Indianapolis Colts fans should not keep their hopes up about the possibility of Andrew Luck coming out of retirement next season. Colts owner Jim Irsay made that perfectly clear on Thursday, following endless rumors that the 31-year-old signal-caller will return to replace Philip Rivers, who also announced his retirement from football last month.

“He's (Luck) more retired now than he was a year and a half ago. He definitely is retired and there's really no wiggle room or rumor or anything, as much as people would like to hear that. Believe me, I wish it was true and I was hiding some big announcement … but that's just not the case, ” Irsay told Chris Widlic of CBS 4 (via Nick Shook of

To say that the Colts have a quarterback dilemma on their hands would be an understatement. Philip Rivers wasn't exactly deemed as their quarterback in the long run when they give him a one-year, $25 million deal last year.

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The Colts have been rumored to be takers for former Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, but they were beaten to the punch by Sean McVay and the Los Angeles Rams last week. The Colts are also heavily linked with Carson Wentz of the Philadelphia Eagles, but no deal has been reached at the moment.

Andrew Luck, meanwhile, has been a godsend for Indianapolis since they took him first overall in the 2012 NFL Draft. His tenure with the Colts ran for just six years following an unfortunate run with injuries. The 4-time Pro-Bowl member was able to overcome those setbacks and even won Comeback Player of The Year in 2018.

But those never-ending series of injuries and rehabilitation eventually got the better of him, as walked away from the game in 2019 at just 28 years of age.