Colts reportedly do not believe Andrew Luck will return
Andrew Luck made the shocking decision to retire last month, and the quarterback is certainly young enough that he could take some time off from the game and return at some point in the next few years. The Indianapolis Colts do not expect that to happen, however.
While there was initially talk that some within the Colts organization are hopeful Luck will change his mind about retirement in the future, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reported on Sunday that the team “strongly” believes Luck has played his last game in the NFL. One Colts official said the team was shocked Luck retired but would be “even more shocked if he ever came back.”
Luck did not entirely rule out a return to football in his farewell press conference, admitting that he “can’t see the future” but made his decision with a very clear mind. At least one person close to the four-time Pro Bowler said he would be stunned if Luck’s retirement was temporary.
The Colts have chosen to not seek reimbursement of the significant sum of money Luck would have been contractually obligated to pay them back, and they undoubtedly did that to maintain a good relationship with the 29-year-old in case he ever does return. However, they recently signed Jacoby Brissett to a two-year extension and are focusing on the future.