There’s been some uncertainty as to whether Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck will throw passes at the Scouting Combine. Many quarterbacks shy away from doing so, given the unfamiliarity of the surroundings and the wide assortment of receivers who’ll be trying to catch the ball. For every quarterback, it’s much easier to have a successful Pro Day workout, since it happens on his campus with receivers he’s known for a long time.
Bob Kravitz of the Indianapolis Star told PFT Live on Wednesday that Luck reached out to the Colts for input on whether he should throw, and that the Colts advised him not to. Joe Schad of ESPN.com created the impression, via comments from quarterbacks coach George Whitfield, that Luck had not yet made a final decision. (Schad has since clarified his report to indicate Luck won’t throw.)
Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Luck indeed isn’t planning to throw, but he may do the other Scouting Combine drills.
But if the Colts are pulling his strings (apparently because the Colts eventually will be calling his name), there’s no reason to do anything at the Scouting Combine.
If nothing else, the situation provides a bit of uncertainty as we prepare for the games of the underwear Olympiad.