Andrew Luck throwing footballs again

AP

Colts quarterback Andrew Luck continues to progress through the steps of his shoulder rehab, and is apparently doing things that look like his day job again.

Via Stephen Holder of the Indianapolis Star, Colts coach Frank Reich said Luck was throwing a football again, even if not at full strength.

Luck had been throwing non-football items during his rehab from the shoulder surgery that kept him off the field last season, as he continues to try to strengthen his arm. That dovetails with owner Jim Irsay’s assessment that Luck has “turned the corner” in his rehab, though Irsay said he expected Luck back last season as well.

Reich said at the Scouting Combine that he anticipated Luck to be present for the start of their offseason program on April 9, which is a positive step.

Until he rejoins the team, he’s been working with quarterback mechanics gurus Tom House and Adam Dedeaux in California.

32 responses to “Andrew Luck throwing footballs again

  1. Hate him or love him, but this good news. Andrew Luck is entertaining and this is good for fans

  2. This is one QB I feel for. His management never put together a serious offensive line to protect him and really didn’t bother to put a skilled set of receivers together on a consistent basis. Unlike the Yutz in Philthydelphia who is too stupid to get rid of the ball or that clown prince of Yutzes of all time, the former Great Gimmick in Washington who never learned how to slide or how to get out of bounds, Luck has just played and done his job.

    I wish him a full recovery and hope he gets his team to the Super Bowl. Unlike most guys in that 2012 draft who wear QB Halloween Costumes every Sunday, Luck is a real QB.

  3. I don’t know if his career is “over” but him throwing – while good for the guy for sure – is hardly a sign that conference championships are on the horizon for the Colts. But I am glad to see him throwing again.

  4. I do not understand the hate for this guy. He is the ultimate team player and played for the most conservative, predictable and uncreative coach in Chuck Pagano who coached not to lose and was wildly outcoached on a weekly basis. He also had the pleasure of having good ole’ Ryan Grigson as his GM, the guy who not only whiffed on his free agent signings, but whiffed badly on 95% of the things he did. Hopefully with 3 second rounders this year, 2 more next year, the Colts can finally put the right pieces in front of him. For all the bashing on Luck, the Colts never had any top 10 picks with him as a QB and had more than a decade of drafting in the late 20’s before he arrived to Indy. Guys like Jameis Winston, Marcus Marriota, Jared Goff, Derek Carr had years prior and after they arrived of their teams picking in the top 10, much easier to make your stats look better when your team is picking in the top 10 for many years and being able to draft elite talent to place around you. The year before, Luck had 31td’s and 4300+ yards while being the most hit and pressured QB in the NFL and he was PFF’s second ranked QB behind Brady for about the first 15 weeks and then finished third on their list. I dont have a doubt he will return to form. This isn’t some scrub

  5. Just a matter of time before his shoulder falls off again. Why do you think they turned down offers for Brisset? Not that Brisset is any good anyway.

  6. terripet says:
    March 27, 2018 at 10:18 am
    Just think luck mvp Brady all done

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    Keep fighting the good fight little guy!

  7. For all the bashing on Luck, the Colts never had any top 10 picks with him as a QB

    Except for Trent Richardson, Andre Johnson, Darrius Heyward-Bey and LaRon Landry.

  8. The colts must have plans to take whatever QB falls to them at 6 because this doesn’t look good for Luck…

  9. Wow. I’m a Cowboys fan, so my focus is mostly NFC and NFC-East. But I see this as bad news. His shoulder issues began back in 2015. This is 2018.

    He was 2-5 in ’15, and 8-7 in ’16. So it will be almost 4 years since he was playing at a high level. Consider he can’t even throw a football at full strength? In a few months we’re to believe he can be a starting NFL QB? Do you imagine him launching the ball 50+ yards multiple times a game? What about taking hits on that shoulder week after week?

    It sounds like if he can get his shoulder back to something close to normal, he should not let football take that away from him again. Just sayin’.

  10. Just think about Brees’ turn around after that devastating injury, now he will be the all tie passing leader by week 6. It just makes that comeback that more impressive, and all in one off season.

  11. idislikespeciousness says:
    March 27, 2018 at 10:39 am
    For all the bashing on Luck, the Colts never had any top 10 picks with him as a QB

    Except for Trent Richardson, Andre Johnson, Darrius Heyward-Bey and LaRon Landry.
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    Did the Colts draft these guys? No
    You did not get my point at all. The Bucs the year before drafting Jameis, picked Mike Evans with the 7th pick. The year after they picked Hargreaves with the 11th pick. 3 years before Jameis they picked Barron with the 7th pick and looking even further back, they picked Gerald McCoy. Not only did they have high first round picks before and after Jameis, they also had relatively higher second round picks, thus they had more opportunities to select good talent, all they actually needed was a franchise QB to give direction to their rebuilding. The year Carr was selected, the Raiders picked Khalil Mack with the 5th pick, the following year, they picked Cooper with the 4th pick and the year before Carr, they had the 3rd overall pick which they traded back. The Colts never had that. They had a decade of Manning with the Colts picking in the late 20’s, suddenly Peyton goes down and this team falls apart and get the first pick and then for 3 consecutive years, they either have a late first round pick or no first round pick at all due the the Richardson trade. The years before and after Luck, the team was robbed of the opportunity to pick high in the first and second rounds and they also whiffed on those picks, leading to a poor roster which Luck has to bail out. Luckily for a guy like Goff, Donald and Gurley can take over a game, for the Titans, they had a buttload of picks and a good defense that was able to win them games, with the Colts they never had that in the Luck era.

  12. nhpats says:
    March 27, 2018 at 11:05 am
    Ron Geremy

    The Patriots haven’t had any top 10 picks in over 15 years. How do they “get by”?

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    They got by due to a multitude of factors. When Brady took over they already had a great team and great players who were in their primes. As Brady got better and his game became elite, the Patriots were able to draft well and find gems in the later rounds and also pulled off brilliant trades such as trading Seymour when he was declining to the Raiders and then trading their late first round pick for a 49ers future first round pick which became a top 10 pick and Jered Mayo. They also have the greatest coach in the salary cap era and Brady has also taken discounts where he is paid well below his worth due to his wife also being a millionaire. Did you completely gloss over the point I made about Chuck Pagano and Ryan Grigson and the fact that the Colts were whiffing on picks before and after Luck was picked? He took over a rough situation and helped the Colts overachieve with a poor roster for 3 straight years. The Colts didn’t help him with their colossal drafting blunders, but perhaps if they were picking at the top like the Rams, Titans, Bucs and Raiders did for many years, an idiot like grigson would have been able to hit on 1 or 2 elite players to accelerate the rebuild. This was my point

  13. Looking forward to having 12 back in the fold. He’s fun to watch and he changes the complex of the whole team. It was if last season didn’t even really happen. Not one memorable thing happened. Luck fixes that.

  14. As for the Patriot fans commentating, good for you your franchise has so much success but please you have had absolutely nothing to do with that success and never will so this doesn’t make you any experts at anything related to football.

  15. Somewhere right now Ryan Grigson is regretting not putting a line in front of this guy to protect him. He is also late for his shift of bagging groceries.

  16. Really?

    The guy should just take his millions, come to grips with the fact that he is one among many BUSTS in the NFL; and use his architectural degree from Stanford to do something constructive in life as opposed to throwing an inflated dead animal’s hide around.

  17. All the times when I look at Tannehill and think that the organization has failed him by not putting together a competitive/competent team and basically throwing him to the dogs with a terrible first time head coach (Philbin) and one of the worst offensive lines in the NFL…. Then I look at Lucks situation and realize that he’s had it worse.

    Outside of David Carr, I can’t remember any other QB’s who had to deal with more adversity and BS to begin their careers than Luck and Tannehill and despite the issues with the organization, they’ve never once complained and have still managed be good starting QB’s in the league. Luck was/is a generational talent, his career has really been derailed by the incompetence of that GM and owner.

  18. Ron Geremy says:
    March 27, 2018 at 11:23 am
    As for the Patriot fans commentating, good for you your franchise has so much success but please you have had absolutely nothing to do with that success and never will so this doesn’t make you any experts at anything related to football

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    I’d like to use this opportunity to officially take credit for all of the Patriots success. I wished for it really, really hard around 1999 at a local carnival while standing in front of an old Zoltar fortune telling machine which was unplugged, yet produced a card that said my wish was granted. I’ve managed to keep this quiet until just now.

    Pats fans—you’re welcome.

  19. Anyone that doesn’t want to see Luck out on the field again isn’t an NFL fan. He’s a great kid and a great talent. It would be a waste for him not to get back.

  20. Ron Geremy says:
    March 27, 2018 at 11:23 am
    As for the Patriot fans commentating, good for you your franchise has so much success but please you have had absolutely nothing to do with that success and never will so this doesn’t make you any experts at anything related to football

    —-

    I’d like to use this opportunity to officially take credit for all of the Patriots success. I wished for it really, really hard around 1999 at a local carnival while standing in front of an old Zoltar fortune telling machine which was unplugged, yet produced a card that said my wish was granted. I’ve managed to keep this quiet until just now.

    Pats fans—you’re welcome.
    ____________________________

    Oh grow up!!!

    High five to those of you who get that.

  21. “Brady all done”

    Lolz the only thing I give you credit for Terripet is stubbornness.

    Yeah, the guy who led the league in passing, was #3 in the league in completions of 20+ yards in the air, #1 in the league in completions of +40 yards in the air and threw for 500 yards in the Super Bowl is “all done”.

    Far more likely that Luck is the one “all done” as his shoulder may well never be the same. People don’t take over 2 years to rehab without it having been a severe injury to begin with. Hopefully he really will heal up and play again, but that’s far from certain at this point.

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