For most quarterbacks heading into their second NFL seasons, a change in offensive coordinators would be a very bad thing.
Andrew Luck’s experience has been a little different. The Colts quarterback had to say goodbye to Bruce Arians when Arians got the head coaching job in Arizona, but the transition to Pep Hamilton should be fairly smooth given that Hamilton was on the Stanford staff for Luck’s final two collegiate seasons. While there will be some tweaks to the offense, no one is expecting massive changes in Indy and that has Luck feeling more at home than he did at this time last year.
“I am 100 percent more comfortable,” Luck said on the NFL Network, via Phillip B. Wilson of the Indianapolis Star. “On this day last year, I was probably sitting in class. It is nice to be able to have the full offseason with the team. We have changed (offensive) coordinators, but I have had a great relationship with Pep Hamilton from before. To be around him and talk his style of offense has been great. It is just nice to be around the guys.”
The change in offensive coordinators may prove to be less significant than other moves the Colts have made this offseason. The Colts signed a pair of offensive linemen as free agents and drafted two more last month, additions that should provide Luck with better protection than he received as a rookie. That would make anyone feel more comfortable about going to work.