When news of Carson Wentz landing on the COVID-19 list came out, fans started talking about potential replacements. Unsurprisingly, one of the names brought up was retired Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck.

Besides, at just 32 years old and a couple of years rest, it seems Luck is the best candidate to fill in for Wentz. Not to mention that the four-time Pro Bowler probably has some unfinished business after abruptly retiring in 2019 due to injuries and health concerns.

However, excited fans hyped up about the idea will have their hopes crushed with this piece of news: According to Pro Football Talk, and as confirmed by the NFL, players on the reserve-retired list cannot play after Week 13. Bummer!

With that said, maybe the Colts should consider Philip Rivers? After all, he is reportedly being discussed as a potential replacement.

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For what it's worth, though, there is a chance the Colts might not need any replacement. The NFL and NFLPA recently agreed to modify their COVID-19 protocols, allowing asymptomatic individuals to return to action in five days instead of the previously required 10-day isolation period.

This means it is possible for Carson Wentz to return in time for Week 17 against the Las Vegas Raiders should he meet the requirements.

Of course it will be better for the Colts to have a backup plan, but the recent changes certainly put them in a good position with regards to Wentz's status.