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Luke McCown visits the Colts


After the retirement of Matt Hasselbeck and the release of Josh Freeman, the Colts are looking for a backup quarterback behind Andrew Luck. Luke McCown could be their man.

Field Yates of ESPN reports that McCown visited the Colts today.

The 34-year-old McCown has only started one game in the last four years, but that one game came last year and he played pretty well for the Saints in place of the injured Drew Brees: McCown completed 32 of 39 passes for 335 yards in the game. McCown has had a long career as a backup with the Browns, Buccaneers, Jaguars, Falcons and Colts.

Luck had an injury-plagued 2015 season, and although the Colts rallied and played fairly well while Luck was out, backup quarterback is an area where they want to improve. As backups go, McCown is not a bad option.

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7 Responses to “Luke McCown visits the Colts”
  1. thegreatgabbert says: Mar 10, 2016 6:10 PM

    One of these years Luke will land on a roster and they’ll forget about him, until the new accountant comes in, years later and wonders why they’re paying a 53 year old.

  2. 12444uggg says: Mar 10, 2016 6:14 PM

    Josh Freeman seems like the best of the options the Colts are cycling through. Tolzien, McCown..

    I don’t want to see the back up, but Hasselbeck wanted to play another year..

  3. colinfaeperdick says: Mar 10, 2016 6:39 PM

    Better matters…

  4. r502 says: Mar 10, 2016 6:59 PM

    Luke, give Elway a call and tell him you want to be a bronco. I hear they need a QB and it is important that you ‘want to be there’.

  5. captainwhodat says: Mar 10, 2016 9:55 PM

    …signed with Saints…grigson doing his usual yeoman work in free agency…

  6. nobobyisreadingthis says: Mar 10, 2016 10:09 PM

    He’s never played for the Colts!

  7. 4ever19 says: Mar 11, 2016 8:32 AM

    Just hope he’s some place with decent cell reception if my beloved Colts do give him a call.

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