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#pounditThursday, May 13, 2021

Josh McDaniels avoids question about Andrew Luck retirement

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Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich is the man who will have to keep things moving smoothly after the abrupt retirement of quarterback Andrew Luck. The role could have very easily fallen to Josh McDaniels instead.

The New England Patriots offensive coordinator had an agreement to take over as coach of the Colts prior to the 2018 season before pulling out at the very last moment. On Monday, he was asked if he felt he’d dodged a bullet in light of Luck’s retirement, which could have very easily been his problem.

It’s sort of a non-answer, but there is no good answer to that question. McDaniels isn’t going to say how lucky he feels to avoid a potentially difficult situation that he likely didn’t see coming when he thought he was taking the Indianapolis job. Even when Luck was playing and healthy, he didn’t voice any regrets. He’s not going to start now.


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