|Date of Birth:||09/12/1989|
|Drafted:||2012 | Round 1 | Pick 1|
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Andrew Luck is retiring from the NFL, according to ESPN.
This is up there with the most stunning news in the history of sports. ESPN's Adam Schefter says he informed the Colts that he is retiring and that there will be a press conference tomorrow to make it official, adding that "Luck is mentally worn down, and now checking out." Luck will turn just 30 years old this September, and he's one of the most talented quarterbacks in NFL history with an all-around skillset that made him a generational prospect and the No. 1 pick out of Stanford in the 2012 draft. It's difficult to believe Luck is actually done for good, but the injuries have taken a toll on him these last four years. Luck's entire 2017 season was eliminated by shoulder issues that were a culmination of years of injuries, and now he's dealing with a mysterious calf/ankle issue that might have been an issue between he and the organization—perhaps if he can get back to 100% while retired, he'll eventually come out of retirement. If Luck is indeed done with the NFL, his career ends with 23,671 passing yards, 171 passing touchdowns, and 83 interceptions along with 332 carries for 1,590 rushing yards and 14 rushing touchdowns. If you throw out the 2017 season in which he did not play a snap, Luck's 171 passing scores are the second most in NFL history for a player's first six NFL seasons (behind Dan Marino), and he was on the Hall of Fame track before this sudden retirement. This is probably the most stunning retirement in sports history aside from Michael Jordan retiring from the Bulls (and eventually returning) in 1993. From a fantasy perspective, Jacoby Brissett is a capable option that played 16 games for the Colts in 2017, but no Luck is an obvious downgrade for all the skill position players in Indy's offense—and this is a massive blow to the Colts in real life.
Andrew Luck (ankle) will not practice this week.
Luck still isn't 100%, and he's running out of time to get himself ready for the season opener on September 8. Colts head coach Frank Reich said he wants to make a decision on the Week 1 starter after this week, so if Luck doesn't show enough progress this week (while working off to the side) to give the team confidence that he'll be ready for Week 1, Jacoby Brissett will be under-center against the Chargers to open the year. Luck looked good in pregame warmups last week, but he needs actual practice time with his teammates ahead of the regular season.
The Colts are expected to make a decision on their Week 1 quarterback next weekend.
Colts head coach Frank Reich said: "You have to be able to make a call and move from there whether we're full speed with Andrew [Luck] after that third preseason game or if at that point we are going with Jacoby [Brissett]." Indianapolis plays their third preseason game on Saturday, August 24, and teams get more into their Week 1 preparation after that third week of the preseason. Because the Colts are extremely confident in their backup Brissett, they are apparently prepared to rally around him to open the season if Luck doesn't make enough progress to be a practice participant at that point. At least this timeline will give most people a better idea of Luck's status ahead of fantasy drafts.
The Colts no longer believe Andrew Luck’s leg injury is a bone issue.
On a conference call with reporters, general manager Chris Ballard said, “the front of the ankle (high ankle-ish) needs to be addressed.” So basically, the mystery continues in regards to the superstar quarterback’s health, and it’s unclear whether or not “addressed” could mean surgery. Hopefully the injury heals in time for the opener by Luck continuing to simply rest, but early drafters may want to downgrade him to at least the bottom of the top five at the position.
Colts owner Jim Irsay says Andrew Luck is dealing with a bone issue in his calf.
Irsay was on SiriusXM NFL Radio says Luck is dealing with a "small little bone" issue that has nothing to do with his Achilles, adding: "But I really feel very confident that he's going to find his way through this thing." It truly sounds like Luck's injury isn't thought to be something that will affect his Achilles, but the mystery around the situation remains a concern. Luck has been dealing with the calf issue since the spring, and there doesn't seem to be a timetable for his return—just hope from both the player and the team that he's ready for the start of the season. Perhaps Irsay's comments will lead to more questions and us getting more answers regarding the exact injury Luck is thought to be dealing with.
Colts head coach Frank Reich says the team is going to turn Andrew Luck loose this season.
Reich told NBC Sports' Peter King in the Football Morning In America column that Luck has "been in some really, really good offenses. But I don't know if he's ever been in an offense that wants to turn him loose like we're going to turn him loose this year." Indianapolis' offense is stacked with weapons after adding free-agent Devin Funchess and second-round draft pick Parris Campbell at receiver in the offseason, while also getting tight end Jack Doyle and receiver Deon Cain healthy from last season. Luck just threw 39 touchdowns (second in the league) last season, but it sounds like the Colts won't be surprised if that number increases in 2019. Keep in mind that Reich previously said he wants to run the ball more consistently this season, but if the offense is efficient enough and potentially jumps ahead on opposing teams, there could be enough to go around so that the offense is among the NFL's best at both running and passing. The lone concern with Luck's fantasy outlook this season is his calf injury, as the player and the team don't really know when he'll return to practice.
Andrew Luck is still dealing with a calf issue.
Luck has missed a couple of practices with the calf injury already, and Colts head coach Frank Reich says Luck will likely also miss the next two practices before being re-evaluated. Indy’s franchise quarterback already missed offseason training a couple of months ago because of the calf issue, so this is starting to become a bit of a concern. The good news is the Colts have one of the best backup quarterbacks in the league in Jacoby Brissett, but hopefully Luck can put this calf issue behind him and get to 100% at some point this preseason. Reich also added that they have a lot of time, so expect the team to take a cautious approach with Luck—so it might be possible his Week 1 status is unclear even in late August. We’ll keep you posted.
Andrew Luck, Colts fall to the Chiefs, 31-13.
Luck was 19/36 for 203 yards, one touchdown, and zero interceptions, also adding two carries for 17 yards and a lost fumble. Indy went three-and-out on the opening possession after Eric Ebron dropped a pass, and the offense could never get on track. Luck didn't have his best game, but he also wasn't helped as his receivers dropped passes and failed to create consistent separation. Overall, the Colts certainly defied expectations this season, and they should be back as contenders in 2019. Luck will be a no-doubt top-five option in fantasy drafts this summer.
Andrew Luck, Colts defeat the Texans in the Wild Card Round, 21-7.
Luck was 19/32 for 222 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception, also adding eight carries for 29 yards. Indianapolis jumped out to a 21-0 in the second quarter, and they never looked back as the defense shutdown Houston's offense. Luck found Eric Ebron for a six-yard score on the game's opening possession, and then found Dontrelle Inman for an 18-yard score in the second quarter. The interception came on a deflection by J.J. Watt at the line-of-scrimmage. The white-hot Colts will now face the top-seeded Chiefs next Saturday.
Andrew Luck throws three touchdowns as the Colts claim last playoff spot.
Luck was 24/35 for 285 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception along with seven carries for 17 yards against the Titans. The interception was a pick-six on a throw where he appeared he tried to get the ball up and over a defender but just didn't. Other than the turnover, Luck was excellent, and he hit Eric Ebron, Dontrelle Inman, and Ryan Hewitt for his three scores. Luck's regular season ends with 4,593 yards, 39 touchdowns, and 15 interceptions with a completion percentage of 67.3% along with 46 carries for 148 yards. The 39 touchdowns were second only to Patrick Mahomes, and Luck really benefited from the offensive line doing an exceptional job of keeping him upright. Now Luck will be one of the NFL's most dangerous players in the postseason, starting this Saturday afternoon against the division rival Texans.
Andrew Luck leads comeback win over the Giants, 28-27.
Luck was 31/47 for 357 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception, also adding two carries for 13 yards. The Colts trailed 27-21 in the fourth quarter, but their superstar quarterback orchestrated a game-winning drive with just minutes left, finding Chester Rogers for a one-yard touchdown to get a huge victory. Luck hit Dontrelle Inman for a two-yard score earlier in the half. Indy will now play a win-and-in game next Sunday night in Tennessee, and we can expect their quarterback to be at his best with the season on the line. Consider Luck an elite QB1 option.
Andrew Luck plays well in Colts' Week 15 victory.
Luck was 16/27 for 192 yards along with six carries for 20 yards against the Cowboys. Luck didn't throw any touchdowns for the second time in three weeks, but he played an efficient game while complimenting a successful run-heavy attack led by Marlon Mack (139 yards, two touchdowns). Also, there were some drops by Luck's receivers in the game. While this wasn't ideal for fantasy owners that started him in a tough matchup in the playoffs, those still alive shouldn't be afraid to roll Luck out there as a QB1 next week against the Giants.
Andrew Luck, Colts pickup huge win over the Texans, 24-21.
Luck was 27/41 for 399 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception, also adding six carries for 16 yards. Most of the damage came to T.Y. Hilton (199 yards), but Luck found Eric Ebron and Zach Pascal for red zone scores, and the Colts were able to keep their AFC South hopes alive while moving into a four-way tie for the No. 6 seed in the conference. Next week against the Cowboys will be a more difficult matchup, but playing at home will help, and Luck is a no-doubt QB1 for the fantasy playoffs.
Andrew Luck throws one interception as the Colts get shut out by the Jags.
Luck was 33/52 for 248 yards and one interception along with two carries for 16 yards in the Colts' Week 13 loss. The interception came early in the game on a pass forced into coverage, and Jacksonville had a great effort defensively. This was the first time in Luck's career his team has been shut out, and it ends his streak of eight straight games with at least 20 fantasy points. Luck will look start a new streak in the first week of the fantasy playoffs when he faces a Texans team he had 464 yards and four touchdowns against back in Week 4.
Andrew Luck, Colts extend winning streak to five games with last-second field goal.
Luck was 30/37 for 343 yards, three touchdowns, and two interceptions, also adding two carries for five yards and a four-yard catch, which resulted in a first down. The scores went to Eric Ebron (twice) and Jack Doyle, as Indianapolis picked up a big win to improve to 6-5 and gain footing as a playoff contender. Luck will get a tougher matchup next week against the Jaguars in Jacksonville, but he's established himself as an every-week QB1 option that will be difficult to take out of lineups.
Andrew Luck throws three touchdowns in Colts' win.
Luck was 23/29 for 297 yards and three touchdowns against the Titans, bringing Indy to 5-5 and extending their winning streak to four games. Luck hit T.Y. Hilton for a couple of scores, including a 68-yard bomb; and he he Dontrelle Inman in the red zone for his other score. There was also a pass from Eric Ebron intended for Luck on a "Philly Special" type of play, but Luck couldn't come up for it despite laying out for it with great effort. Luck continues to play exceptionally well, and the offensive line play as helped, as he hasn't been sacked in five games, which is amazing especially while considering the offensive line issues Indy has had in the past. Luck now has 20+ fantasy points in seven straight games, and he's one of the best QB options for Week 12 against the Dolphins.
Andrew Luck throws three touchdowns in Colts' win.
Luck was 21/29 for 285 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception against the Jaguars, and he again had an excellent connection with his tight ends, hitting Eric Ebron for two scores and Mo Alie-Cox for one score. The interception was off a deflection, so this was basically a flawless game from Indy's franchise quarterback. Luck hit eight different receivers in the game, and the offensive line again did a great job in protection, allowing zero sacks. Luck has 21+ fantasy points in six straight games, and he remains a strong fantasy option next week even in a tough matchup against the Titans.
Andrew Luck, Colts score 21 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to beat the Raiders, 42-28.
Luck was 22/31 for 239 yards, three touchdowns, and zero interceptions. The first score came on the game's opening drive from 26 yards away to Mo Alie-Cox (who made a highlight one-handed grab), and then Luck connected with his starting tight ends Eric Ebron (20 yards) and Jack Doyle (ten yards) in the second half. Over the past two weeks, the former No. 1 overall pick has been excellent with a 7:0 touchdown-interception ratio, and he's thrown for at least three scores in each of the past five games. At the season's midway point, Luck is on pace for 4,374 yards and a 46:16 touchdown-interception ratio, and he should remain a no-doubt QB1 option following the bye against the collapsing Jaguars.
Andrew Luck throws four touchdowns in Colts' win.
In a blowout victory over the Bills, the Colts were run-heavy, put Luck still did damage with four passing touchdowns—including three in the red zone. Luck hit T.Y. Hilton for two short touchdowns, Erik Swoope for a 17-yarder, and Marlon Mack for a 29-yarder on a check-down. Overall, Luck was 17/23 for 156 yards and four touchdowns. Luck remains an obvious QB1 against the Raiders in Week 8.
Andrew Luck throws four touchdowns in Week 6.
The Jets scored at least nine points in each quarter, so the Colts had to play from behind and go to a pass-heavy approach again. Luck was 23/43 for 301 yards, four touchdowns, and three interceptions; he also added two carries for seven yards. Luck's receivers had several drops in the game, including a couple that led to two of his interceptions. Three of the touchdowns came in the red zone, with the other score coming on a 34-yard throw down the field to Marcus Johnson. Hopefully Luck gets T.Y. Hilton (hamstring) back for Week 7, but he'll be a QB1 option either way despite a matchup with a tough Bills defense. Luck has standard fantasy point totals of 35, 22, and 22 the last three games.
Andrew Luck throws 59 times in Colts' loss.
In a game in which the Colts had to keep up with the Patriots in Foxboro, Luck had another heavy workload after just throwing a career-high 62 passes four days ago. Luck was 38/59 for 365 yards, three touchdowns, and two interceptions in the loss, and it would've been a bigger night if not for the struggles of his receivers, who dropped several passes throughout the night. Luck's first interception was on a pass where Nyheim Hines seemed to not be expecting the ball; and the second interception was on a drop by Zach Pascal that popped into the air. Obviously, 121 throws in a five-day span is a good sign for Luck's shoulder, and he is seemingly well past the issues that caused him to miss all of last season. Hopefully T.Y. Hilton is back for Indy next week, but Luck will be a QB1 option in fantasy lineups against the Jets either way.
Andrew Luck goes over 460 yards and four touchdowns in Colts' loss.
With the running game struggling to get going, Luck had to put the offense on his shoulders in the overtime loss to the Texans. Luck led Indy to 14 fourth-quarter points (including a two-point conversion) to force the game to overtime. In OT, the Colts (who already traded field goals with the Texans in the period) went for it on a fourth down to try and win the game; but they didn't convert, and the Texans then got in position for a game-winning field goal. Luck was 40/62 for 464 yards and four touchdowns along with three carries for 11 yards in the loss; he also lost a fumble. It's also worth noting that Luck attempted a Hail Mary attempt at the end of regulation, and it got to the end zone, which should put to rest some of the concerns after Jacoby Brissett threw the Hail Mary in last week's game. Luck's 16-game pace through four games is 4,504 yards, 36 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions along with 36 carries for 212 yards. The Colts face the Patriots on a short week this Thursday night, and hopefully Luck will have his top target T.Y. Hilton (hamstring) for the matchup.
Andrew Luck throws one touchdown in Week 3 loss.
Luck was 25/40 for 164 yards and one touchdown along with one carry for 33 yards (which led the team) against the Eagles. It was a tough environment playing in Philadelphia, where the Eagles have been dominant defensively. Overall, Luck took what the defense gave him, and his touchdown was an absolute dime to Ryan Grant in the end zone. It was a bit of a concern that the Colts put in Jacoby Brissett for a last-second Hail Mary attempt, but Luck said he is OK with the decision. Luck's arm strength hasn't looked to be at the same level it once was, but hopefully he'll continue to strengthen it moving forward. Luck is a QB1 option at home against a vulnerable Texans team in Week 4.
Andrew Luck throws two touchdowns, two interceptions in Colts' win.
Luck went 21/31 for 179 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions along with four carries four two rushing yards in the Week 2 victory. The first touchdown was to Eric Ebron on a throw to the end zone (the second straight week they've connected), and the second score was to a wide-open T.Y. Hilton by the goal line. Luck faces an Eagles team that was just roasted by Ryan Fitzpatrick, but the game is in Philadelphia, where the Eagles should be tougher. He's in the QB1 mix for Week 3.
Andrew Luck airs in out 53 times in first regular season action in over 600 days.
Luck went 39/53 for 319 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception. He also rushed once for seven yards, but the Colts' attempt at a game-winning drive was ended on a fumble from Jack Doyle that Cincinnati returned for six, resulting in a 34-23 Indy loss. Fortunately, any concerns about Luck not being 100% should be alleviated, as he threw it early and often, which should be the case all season. Consider Luck a back-end QB1 option in Week 2 against the Redskins.
Andrew Luck (foot) is not practicing.
Colts head coach Frank Reich said yesterday that the injury isn't anything serious, so the team continues to be cautious with their franchise quarterback. It's just something to keep in mind, but there isn't much question Luck will be out there for Week 1.
Andrew Luck (shoulder) is "good to go" for training camp, Colts GM Chris Ballard says.
This is really great to hear, as one of the league's best players appears to be healthy and fully ready to go for 2018 after missing all of last season with his shoulder issue. Perhaps the team will take it easy to start training camp, but Luck is not starting camp on the PUP, which indicates he's basically 100%. Luck now gets a full preseason to get acclimated to playing football again, which is a major positive for both his real-life outlook and his fantasy outlook. There are still concerns with a subpar roster and the time off potentially leading to rust, but Luck certainly has solid QB1 potential this season.
Andrew Luck is throwing footballs at Colts minicamp.
As a part of his slow and steady rehab process in recovery from his shoulder issue, Luck hit a significant checkmark as he throws footballs for the first time since October. Luck was previously throwing weighted balls, and normal balls is the next step in his progression—now the plan is likely to gradually increase the throwing distance. This is a bit out of nowhere, as there was some thought that Luck wouldn't be ready to throw until training camp. Now we just need to hold our breath and hope throwing normal footballs goes well. If it does, Luck will hopefully be in the clear and back to his usual self in 2018 and beyond.
The Colts are now targeting training camp for Andrew Luck's return.
Colts GM Chris Ballard went on PFT Live this morning and said the timeline for Luck's return is "good." Ballard said Luck is "actually not even throwing a football" and noted that they have "a program specifically laid out that puts his timeline to be back at training camp." Considering Luck previously stated that he thought he might be able to be 100% ready to go for offseason training, this is a bit of a concern. But as Ballard went on to say on PFT Live, people will be concerned until they actually see Luck on the field in Week 1. Luck is probably still throwing weighted footballs and continuing his rehab as he looks to get back to 100%. Hopefully we see the Luck back to his usual self when training camp begins this summer.
Andrew Luck says he hasn't thrown a football yet.
The Colts reported for offseason training with new head coach Frank Reich, so Luck is speaking to the media. There was some hope that Luck would be 100% and able to throw the ball for the start of offseason training, but he's not quite there yet. Indy's franchise quarterback said he skipped steps in rehab last time because he was "impatient," and that he won't be doing that again. Luck still seems confident, which is a great sign, but everyone will feel a lot better when he picks up the football and throws it around. For Phase One of offseason activity, the Colts are only allowed to do strength, conditioning, and rehab anyway, so it's possible Luck doesn't miss any on-field drills and has a full offseason.
Andrew Luck has started throwing a football again.
Yesterday, Colts owner Jim Irsay said Luck has "turned the corner" in his rehab from his shoulder issue, and head coach Frank Reich just said at the NFL Annual League Meeting that his franchise quarterback has begun throwing. Now, Luck will need to build his arm strength and stamina back up for throwing footballs, but there has been a lot of optimism from everyone involved over the last few months. Hopefully we see Luck on the field for offseason training and the arm issues are put behind him for good.
Andrew Luck is throwing weighted balls, according to Ian Rapoport.
Luck said again yesterday that he will not need another surgery, saying "that ship has sailed," which is great news. And Luck throwing weighted balls is just the step he's on in his rehab, with going to normal football likely to come next. Given the apparent progress and optimism from Luck and the team, it still seems like there's a good chance the franchise quarterback is out there for OTAs in the spring. However, Luck isn't going to rush it and risk a setback just to get back as soon as possible. It sure would be great to see Luck at 100% with the shoulder issues put behind him soon.
Colts GM Chris Ballard says Andrew Luck doesn't need surgery.
Ballard is addressing the media after Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels backed out of taking the head coaching job last night, and he said two doctors he checked with after the season said his quarterback doesn't need another surgery. ESPN's Chris Mortensen had reported that there was some concern about Indy's franchise player needing another surgery, but it sounds like that report jumped the gun a bit, as Luck is taking it slow in rehab and has yet to even pick up a football. If throwing the football doesn't go well when Luck gets to that step, then there should be more cause for concern; but for now, we expect Luck to be 100% for 2018.
Andrew Luck might need another shoulder surgery, according to ESPN.
ESPN's Adam Schefter says that on Sunday, colleague Chris Mortensen reported "there still are doctors who have concerns about Andrew Luck's shoulder and whether he could wind up needing additional surgery." This comes on the heels of Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels backing out of the Colts job at the last minute, with some speculating the uncertainty around Luck's health having something to do with it. Luck sounded very optimistic when he spoke last month about his shoulder, but this is obviously an issue that is unlike most shoulder injuries. Hopefully Luck is fine and 100% ready to go in 2018, but there's now more reason for some pessimism.
Andrew Luck is "very close" to throwing, according to NFL Network.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo report Luck is working with throwing gurus Adam Dedeaux and Tom House, who have worked with a number of throwers in both baseball and football including Tom Brady. Rapoport says Luck is "finishing up getting his strength back," and it sounds like he is almost to the point of rehab that will allow him to throw the football again. With Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels set to take the Colts head coaching job after the Super Bowl, everyone is fully expecting Luck to get back to where he was and be 100% for 2018. Hopefully throwing goes well for Luck when he gets there.
Andrew Luck doesn't think he'll need another shoulder surgery.
Luck is currently talking to the media for the first time since getting shut down for the season after he couldn't get back from his shoulder injury that kept him out all of this season. He has not yet thrown a football, but he says it's coming soon in his "progression," and he doesn't think the start of the 2018 season is in jeopardy—also adding that he thinks he'll be able to participate in all of the offseason program and that pain has gone down considerably. That said, Luck made it clear that he's in a process, and he won't rush back after one season has already been lost to the shoulder issue, but now more than ever there seems to be a lot of optimism that he'll be back to his old self soon. If Luck is able to get back for the start of offseason training, it'd be an excellent sign. Hopefully the Colts franchise quarterback is able to put this injury behind him once and for all, as he's a genuinely good guy that's very fun to watch on the field. Luck's status will be one of the biggest storylines throughout the offseason until he's 100%.
Andrew Luck (shoulder) has been placed on injured reserve.
Luck will officially miss the entire season for Indianapolis. The 28-year-old quarterback just couldn't get healthy after offseason shoulder surgery, and at 2-6, the Colts have decided to end his season by placing him on IR. Luck is expected to be 100% healthy for training camp in 2018, and hopefully the offensive line is bolstered by then to protect the franchise quarterback, as he will already be entering his age-29 season. Fantasy owners that were holding onto him can obviously drop him, but Luck should be back to his old self next season. There's still a long way to go, but he will probably be worth a mid-round selection as a solid QB1. The Colts will start Jacoby Brissett for the rest of the 2017 season.
Andrew Luck is reportedly seeking more opinions on his shoulder.
According to FOX's Jay Glazer, Luck is still having pain in his shoulder after it started while throwing a couple weeks ago, and he's trying to find out why he's still in pain. Luck was expected to be back weeks ago, and his recovery from shoulder surgery—despite putting no timeline on it—has obviously not gone well. It's a shame that Luck is dealing with complications from his shoulder surgery in January, and we just need to hope he can get healthy soon. Consider him out indefinitely.
Andrew Luck (shoulder) suffers apparent setback.
Colts GM Chris Ballard is addressing the media and said Luck has had a sore shoulder, had a cortisone shot, and will not practice this week. The ramping up of activity seems to have caused some issues with the shoulder, at least in terms of soreness, and Ballard would not confirm that Luck will play this season. However, Luck will not be placed on Injured Reserve (at least not yet), so that's a positive. But, despite the team and the quarterback making it clear there is no set timeline for his return, he was expected to be ready close to the start of the season—and electing to not put him on the PUP to start the season probably confirms that. So this is a major concern, as not setting a timeline would ideally have made a setback be less likely, but he's unfortunately had one anyway. Hopefully the Colts franchise quarterback is able to get out there at some point this season, because you only have so many years to play in the NFL. This puts a dent in the fantasy outlooks of everyone in Indianapolis' offense moving forward.
Andrew Luck is now doing seven-on-sevens.
Luck continues to progress and take steps toward his return to game action. After this step, 11-on11s might be next, which Luck will probably need about a week of practices with before he plays. Maybe Week 7 will happen if he gets to full team practices next week, but don't count on it with the way the Luck and the Colts are taking this.
The Colts have ruled out Andrew Luck (shoulder) for Week 6.
Luck practiced twice on a limited basis last week, but even if he increases his practice reps this week it looks like the Colts aren't putting him out there on Monday night against Tennessee. Some will say Luck should have been placed on the PUP list (which would've forced him to miss the first six games of the season), but he would not have been able to practice last week and this week if he was on the PUP. Jacoby Brissett will start again for Indianapolis, and it's possible the Titans are also without their quarterback as Marcus Mariota is battling a hamstring injury. Luck's return date remains a mystery.
Colts reveal this weeks' practice schedule for Andrew Luck.
Colts head coach Chuck Pagano said Luck will practice today on a limited basis, then he'll just rehab tomorrow and not practice, then he'll practice again on Friday. It's a necessary step toward game action, and it could put him on track to start practicing fully next week and play in Week 6 against the Titans. The Colts might end up being coy about Luck's status ahead of the divisional matchup, but we'll see if they give more information next week. As expected, Luck has been ruled out against the 49ers this week.
Andrew Luck will practice this week.
Colts GM Chris Ballard was on the team's radio show tonight, and he said Luck will be worked back into practice this week, while adding the franchise quarterback has been "doing really good" and is getting his arm strength close to where it needs to be. Luck isn't going to play this week, but Week 6 is a very real possibility. His return is close.
Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder) will not practice this week.
Colts head coach Chuck Pagano made the announcement, but it sounds like Luck could practice next week. Considering he probably needs a couple weeks of practice before he can play, it sounds like Week 5 is also out of the equation now, too. Monday night at Tennessee on October 16 for Week 6 looks like it might be the target for Luck's return, if he is indeed able to practice next week.
Andrew Luck is expected to begin practicing soon, according to multiple reports.
ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports Luck could being practicing as early as this week, with other reports also saying Luck's return is approaching. The Colts quarterback will probably need a couple weeks of practice to get ready to play in a game, but if Luck practices this week it'd be great. Week 5 against the 49ers is looking like a likely return for Luck, so the Colts would do well to win a game or two over the next two weeks without him.
Andrew Luck (shoulder) will not practice this week.
The Colts quarterback is going to need some practice time before he's able to play in a game, so it's probably safe to say he'll be out for Week 4 after he was already ruled out for Week 3. Colts head coach Chuck Pagano said he really doesn't know the status of Luck's shoulder, and he wasn't lying, as he said "as God as my witness." Jacoby Brissett will start his second straight game for the Colts this Sunday against Cleveland.
Andrew Luck (shoulder) is officially out for Week 3.
After a report from FOX's Jay Glazer that Luck is behind schedule in his rehab and will need a couple weeks of practice still, it's not surprise they're ruling the quarterback out this early. Luck should be considered less than 50/50 for Week 4. Jacoby Brissett will start this Sunday against the Browns.
Andrew Luck is "behind schedule on return" from shoulder surgery, according to Jay Glazer.
Glazer was on "FOX NFL Sunday" and said the Colts quarterback's rehab "has not gone as planned." Luck reportedly still cannot make all the throws even though he was expected to be ready for the beginning of the season. Glazer says Luck is probably about four weeks away still, especially because he needs a couple weeks of practice to get back into things. Week 5 or 6 is the estimate Glazer gives for Luck's return.
Andrew Luck is out for Week 2 against the Cardinals.
Head coach Chuck Pagano said he will not play this week. Making the announcement this early probably doesn't bode well for Luck's timeline, but it could also indicate they have some sort of return date in mind in terms of getting him requisite practice time before he plays. Still, Luck won't practice fully or play until he's 100%. Jacoby Brissett is probably going to start this week for Indy, and Arizona is one of the top D/ST options for Week 2.
Andrew Luck (shoulder) has been ruled out for Week 1.
Colts GM Chris Ballard just made the announcement at today's press conference. Ballard added there is no timetable for their franchise quarterback's return, but that's been the case all along. When Luck is 100% and ready to play, he will play (which could be as soon as Week 2). But until he's 100%, the Colts and Luck are not going to rush things, with Luck's long-term health being the most important thing. Obviously, this hurts the Colts' outlook heading into the season, as missing Luck for even one game could have a big affect on what should be a close AFC South. Scott Tolzien will start for Indianapolis on Sunday against the Rams, but recently-acquired Jacoby Brissett could make some starts if Luck were to miss more than just one week. The Rams defense should be a strong option in Week 1, and the skill position players for the Colts should get downgraded without Luck.
The Colts officially took Andrew Luck off the PUP list.
This was fully expected, as remaining on the PUP would've forced Luck to miss the first six games of the season. Still, the talk right now is that Luck will miss Week 1 as he's still working his way to 100% after offseason shoulder surgery. While they aren't putting a timetable on it (as they haven't this entire time, which is part of why people are freaking out), Luck should be back within the first six weeks of the season if he isn't ready for Week 1. He's still worth a selection in the middle rounds of fantasy drafts, given his upside when on the field.
Colts owner Jim Irsay admitted Andrew Luck might not be ready for Week 1.
It's a little over a week from the opener, and Luck still isn't activated from the PUP. Irsay said he sure hopes Luck can play in the opener, but added, "I would say, again, the odds are most likely he probably won’t open up against the Rams," according to the IndyStar. The Colts and Luck have both been clear this entire time that they are thinking about the long-term and will not rush the recovery from shoulder surgery—when he's ready, he's ready. It's possible Luck practices next week for the Rams next Sunday, but the chances aren't looking better than 50% at this point.
Jim Irsay doesn't guarantee Andrew Luck will be ready for Week 1.
Irsay spoke after the Colts' preseason game today and said Luck's progression "could not be better," but the Colts owner added Luck could miss one game or two. People are taking Irsay's noncommital as if it means Luck won't be ready for Week 1, but the Colts have made it clear they will be patient about this the entire time. The season isn't for about another month, so they aren't making guarantees or rushing things. Given Luck's apparent progress and regaining of strength, we would say chances are better that he plays Week 1 than he doesn't.
Colts GM Chris Ballard says Andrew Luck's shoulder might be stronger than last year.
Ballard visited the broadcast booth of the Colts' preseason game versus the Lions and said Luck is "doing really well." Ballard also added "his strength levels are probably better than they were at any point last season." This would lead us to believe Luck is ramping up his rehab process and starting to throw at 100% speed. The Colts have been very quiet about the situation and haven't rushed it at all, but Luck should come out of this process much healthier—and probably better—than he was last season. The most important thing is the long-term health of their franchise quarterback so that he hopefully never deals with shoulder issues again, but it appears Luck is making great progress. It'd be a surprise if he wasn't ready for Week 1, though he might not get many practices in before that, which would probably lead to some rust.
"All indications" are Andrew Luck won't start the season on the PUP.
Colts GM Chris Ballard said this to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero, but didn't say if Luck would play Week 1. There have been reports (that we never considered accurate and worth sharing) there is fear Luck will start the season on the PUP. That simply isn't happening unless he has a setback, as putting Luck on the PUP would keep him out for the first six weeks of the season. The Colts and their franchise quarterback have been careful not to put a timetable on the return from shoulder surgery, because they don't want to rush things. When Luck is 100% he'll be back on the field, and that should be by Week 1.
Andrew Luck is optimistic about his shoulder.
While Luck and the Colts are taking it slow in his recovery from offseason shoulder surgery, Luck said, "I will be better than I was coming into this, I know that,” again expressing optimism that surgery will be great for him long-term. Remember, Luck was dealing with the shoulder issue for almost two entire seasons. Luck has been rehabbing nearly ten hours per day while taking it one day at a time, not worrying about when exactly he'll be ready. It's a good approach for Luck, as he wants to do this thing right to ensure he's 100% and avoid future issues with his shoulder. The Colts quarterback did say he sees "the light at the end of the tunnel" in his recovery after going through months of rehab and recovery. Missed reps in training camp are obviously a concern, but Luck will still be somewhere among the top ten quarterbacks in fantasy scoring this season.
Andrew Luck has started throwing, but will start training camp on the PUP list.
GM Chris Ballard addressed the media and announced this, while making clear his franchise quarterback has not had any setbacks. Some are questioning why he isn't 100% yet after getting surgery after the season, but the Colts are being cautious an taking it slow with Luck. It's a great sign that he's resumed throwing, and it's safe to say he will be more than ready for the start of the regular season. Luck can be taken off the PUP list at any time. Getting 100% by Week 2 of the preseason and getting reps in the games would be ideal for the Colts quarterback.
Kevin Bowen of Colts.com isn't sure if Andrew Luck has started throwing yet.
The team is currently away until July 29 when training camp begins, so it's possible Luck has began throwing but the team is keeping it quiet. Given the conservative approach they've taken to the rehab, Luck probably just hasn't thrown yet. As Bowen notes, Jim Irsay has indicated he expects his franchise quarterback to be ready for Week 1, but he's going to have to be ready to throw at some point during training camp. If at all possible, you should be drafting your fantasy team at the end of the preseason—by then everything should be cleared up regarding Luck's status.
Andrew Luck isn't throwing yet but says his shoulder is "feeling better and better each week."
Luck said he'll start throwing when he gets to that part of the process. There seems to be no rush on the part of Luck or the Colts, as his long-term health is most important after undergoing shoulder surgery. It's a mystery when Luck will be 100%, but owner Jim Irsay recently said he hopes his franchise quarterback is back for training camp.
Colts head coach Chuck Pagano says he's "hopeful" and "praying" that Andrew Luck is good for training camp.
Luck is five months removed from shoulder surgery and hasn't thrown yet. Doctors reportedly agree that it's completely normal for Luck to not be throwing yet, as it's unnecessary to push him at this time. It's a bit concerning that the team doesn't seem to be sure whether or not Luck will be good by then, though. Luck's fantasy value shouldn't take any type of hit as long as he's healthy for the start of camp. If he starts missing a lot of time in training camp, it would become a concern.
Andrew Luck (shoulder) isn't throwing yet.
Luck has surgery on his shoulder in January, after playing through it for nearly two seasons. Head coach Chuck Pagano didn't offer much of an update, but the team isn't going to rush its franchise quarterback. Luck might not be ready for the start of training camp, but he should be full-go for the regular season.
Andrew Luck speaks at Colts offseason activities, gives update on his shoulder.
Luck said he first injured his shoulder in Week 3 of 2015, and the decision to get surgery was his own decision, according to Stephen Holder. Ultimately, Luck should be much healthier once he's recovered from the surgery. Luck would not give a timeline, but there's not much doubt he will be full-go for Week 1. Already one of the best fantasy QBs with the shoulder injury over the past two seasons, Luck has massive upside this season as a QB1.
Colts owner Jim Irsay and the team are happy with Andrew Luck's rehab from shoulder surgery.
Irsay indicated that the surgery will be great for Luck in the long run. He was dealing with his arm issues since the beginning of the 2015 season, so it'll be good to see Luck fully healthy this season. There's no doubt Luck will be 100% for Week 1. He has a ton of upside in 2017 fantasy drafts.
Andrew Luck undergoes right shoulder surgery.
The injury to his throwing arm was something he played with since Week 3 of the 2015 season, so it's a smart move to get the shoulder 100 percent healthy. Luck will be ready for the 2017 season, and should again be a solid QB1. Hopefully he is even better after the surgery and rehabilitation process.
Andrew Luck leads game-winning drive; Colts finish season 8-8.
Andrew Luck lead the Colts down the field for a game-winning drive with under 15 seconds to go against the Jaguars. Luck was 24/40 for 321 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception on in the game. He ends his fifth season with 4,240 yards, 31 touchdowns, 13 interceptions, and a career-best 63.5% completion percentage in 15 games. Luck added 64 carries for 341 yards and two touchdowns on the ground. Regardless of the Colts coaching situation, Luck will be a solid QB1 in fantasy drafts next season, and has as much upside as any quarterback.
Andrew Luck, Colts eliminated from playoff contention with loss to the Raiders.
It was too little, too late for the Colts as they couldn't complete a comeback in their 33-25 loss to Oakland. Luck started off slow, but ended the game 19/28 for 288 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions. Luck did also have an 11-yard rushing touchdown in the game, helping his fantasy day. This is now two straight years that the Colts haven't made the playoffs. Luck will be a great QB1 in the Colts' season finale against Jacksonville.
Andrew Luck torches Vikings in Minnesota.
Luck was 21/28 for 250 yards and two touchdowns in a must-win against the Vikings. Minnesota could not get any pressure on Luck (0 sacks) and the Colts dominated the game in the 34-6 win. This was the most shocking game of Week 15, but it seems the Colts always come through when you least expect them to. Luck should have time to throw again versus the Raiders next week on Christmas Eve, and he'll be a great QB1 for fantasy championships.
Luck (shoulder) back at practice on Thursday.
There was never much doubt about his status in a must-win against the Vikings this Sunday. However, Luck has a difficult matchup and it is worth considering benching the star quarterback. He's outside the top-10 in our Week 15 rankings.
Andrew Luck, Colts fall to 6-7 in loss to Texans.
Luck was 24/45 for 276 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions, adding two carries for 32 yards in the 22-17 loss. The Colts are now behind both the Texans and Titans in the AFC South, and are basically two games behind the Texans after losing twice to them. With only three games to go, they have some work to do, starting next week in Minnesota, where Luck will be just a low-end QB1.
Andrew Luck was 22/28 for 278 yards and four touchdowns, adding three rushes for 26 yards in Monday night's 41-10 win over the Jets.
Luck shredded the quitting Jets, as he connected with tight end Dwayne Allen for three first half touchdowns and found Donte Moncrief for his other score. The Jets couldn't guard anyone, as T.Y. Hilton also had a big game with nine catches for 146 yards. Indianapolis is now 6-6 going into their matchup with the Texans for first place in the AFC South. Luck will be a solid QB1 in the fantasy playoffs.
Andrew Luck is not on the Colts injury report for Monday Night Football.
Luck will play against the Jets after missing one game with a concussion. He's a great QB1 in a game where he might throw the ball a ton. Get him in your lineup.
Andrew Luck (concussion) is fully expected to play this week agains the Jets.
He has practiced both Wednesday and Thursday and should be good to go for Monday Night Football versus the Jets. Luck will be a high-end QB1 in a good matchup. Check back in on his status, but Luck should be safe to insert into your lineup.
Andrew Luck (concussion) has been ruled out for Thanksgiving Night against the Steelers.
It was going to be tough for Luck to get cleared in just a few days after suffering the concussion on Sunday. The Colts will turn to Scott Tolzien at quarterback in a big game against Pittsburgh. Luck vs Big Ben would have been a great way to cap off the Thanksgiving slate of NFL games.
Colts' head coach Chuck Pagano says that Andrew Luck is in concussion protocol.
The Colts play on Thanksgiving Night against the Steelers, so it might be tough for Luck to get cleared before then. Davante Adams was the only player to get cleared from Sunday before Thursday this season. This would be a huge blow to the Colts and fantasy teams. Expect Luck to miss the game and put in a waiver claim for a QB if you don't have another on your roster. Assuming Luck is out, it will likely make the game between the Colts and Steelers a lot worse.
Andrew Luck stays undefeated in career against Titans.
Luck was 15/28 for 262 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception in Week 11. Luck also had 22 rushing yards on eight carries. He fit his two touchdowns into tight windows near the endzone to T.Y. Hilton and Donte Moncrief. Luck is an obvious QB1 for Thanksgiving Night against the Steelers.