Every couple of months, it seems like Andrew Luck becomes a talking point in the NFL again.
This time, the former No. 1 pick has stolen the headlines for the Washington Commanders’ alleged interest in bringing him back from retirement in 2022.
Apparently, the Commanders had him as their No. 1 option at the quarterback position, but they had to ‘settle’ for trading for another Colts QB instead, which is why they pursued Carson Wentz.
Now, a report by Stephen Holder via Dov Kleiman states that the Colts organization is taking an in-depth look at the matter to determine whether there was any tampering violation and demand their due compensation.
Update: The #Colts are exploring whether the #Commanders tampered with QB Andrew Luck, a source told @HolderStephen
"The team is unclear about the nature of the conversations, but it is seeking to learn more about what exactly transpired and whether any tampering occurred." pic.twitter.com/W5Eqw8jt4M
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) May 8, 2023
Luck retired just days before the start of the 2019 NFL season.
So, technically, he’s still under contract with the Colts, as they still hold his rights.
Should Luck decide to come back, any team would have to reach out to the Colts first to try and work out a potential deal, just like it happens with every single other player on their roster.
Then again, it seems like a very long shot that Luck is ever willing to come back, as he’s five years removed from the league and not likely in game shape.
Luck’s talents and impact were more than remarkable, but the Colts were unable to protect him during his playing days, which led to an early retirement.
So, as much as the fans would love to see him on the gridiron again, it doesn’t seem that’s a realistic possibility as of now.NEXT: Colts' Jonathan Taylor Makes His Thoughts Clear On Anthony Richardson