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#pounditTuesday, June 25, 2024

Jim Irsay: Teams were willing to deal ‘unprecedented’ amount of picks for Andrew Luck

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Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay really wants you to know how much faith he still has in Andrew Luck.

Irsay said Saturday that there was enormous trade interest in Luck, but the Colts weren’t interested in any of it.

“Trust me, there was people that would have given an unprecedented amount of draft picks, all with the number ‘1’ behind them, for (Luck) and we wouldn’t even think of even drifting in that direction,” Irsay said, via Kevin Bowen of 1070 The Fan. “He’s our guy. We feel 100 percent confident that he’s going to come back and lead this football team, with some of the new teammates, to great things.”

Do you trust Irsay on this? He’s talking up Luck now, even though that hasn’t always been the case. The interest doesn’t seem particularly solid as well, so this might be a slight exaggeration. Teams may well have traded for Luck, but with all the questions about his health, it’s hard to believe Irsay’s mythical haul was well and truly on the table.


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