In 2019, superstar quarterback Andrew Luck shocked the NFL world as he announced he was retiring from the game of football, forcing the Indianapolis Colts to look for a new face of the franchise.
Luck’s announcement came out of nowhere, as no one saw it coming, with one of the league’s best quarterbacks walking away from the game at 29 years old.
There’s been some speculation over the past few years about Luck potentially coming out of retirement, but he has shut down any notion of returning to the gridiron.
However, that didn’t stop the Washington Commanders from reaching out to the four-time Pro Bowler last season to gauge his interest in resuming his NFL career, according to John Keim of ESPN via Dov Kleiman.
𝗨𝗽𝗱𝗮𝘁𝗲: The #Commanders called retired former #Colts QB Andrew Luck to see if he's available to sign with them last season, via @john_keim pic.twitter.com/t8p8neLnlJ
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) May 7, 2023
With Luck being 33 and having the last few years to heal up, the prospect of returning to play the game he loves is probably intriguing, but joining the Commanders isn’t exactly an ideal situation for him or any veteran quarterback.
Although the Commanders have shown some promise over the last couple of years, Washington may still have a few more years to go before becoming a legitimate force to be reckoned with in the NFC.
It’d be safe to assume that any offer from any team other than a legitimate Super Bowl title contender won’t move the needle much for Luck.
However, he may be content with his decision to walk away from the game when he did and seems to have no interest in returning to the field.NEXT: The Commanders Are Releasing An Offensive Lineman