Frank Reich: I talk to Andrew Luck as a friend, don’t think he’ll play again

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Colts head coach Frank Reich is still in contact with quarterback Andrew Luck, but they relate to each other simply as friends, and not as a coach trying to lure a player out of retirement.

Reich said this morning on PFT Live that when he talks to Luck, he gets the sense that Luck is firmly retired and is interested in football only in the sense that he wants to see his friends do well, not in the sense that he’s considering a comeback.

“He’s a friend. I talk to him, we communicate. I sense none of that. We don’t talk about that. I think he’s retired,” Reich said. “He’s like any other ex-player. You’re always going to miss your buddies in the locker room. That’s normal. I don’t read into that a clue that he wants to come back. He’s just a good friend.”

The Colts have some decisions to make at quarterback this offseason, and it’s unclear whether Jacoby Brissett will be the starter in Week One, or if the Colts could sign, draft or trade for a quarterback who might compete with Brissett or replace him as the starter. But in Reich’s mind, Luck will definitely not be his starting quarterback this season.

16 responses to “Frank Reich: I talk to Andrew Luck as a friend, don’t think he’ll play again

  1. Even if Luck wants to play again, this is not the year to get a big money deal. To many other FA QBs. Now if he just wants to get back in the game, then go for it.

  2. Good for Luck. He’s doing what is right for he and his family and sticking to his words. Very refreshing.

  3. Give Jacoby a full off-season to prep as the starter and see how he does…
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    They pretty much did that last year. JB got almost all of the offseason work and all of the #1 snaps in camp. The results weren’t pretty. He is what he is: a mediocre starting QB who is a very good backup.

  4. Colts were top ten in the league in passes dropped.

    Colts coaching staff, fan base and management: “If only Andrew Luck hadn’t retired the team would have caught all those passes that only hit the receivers in their hands instead of stupid super accurate Jacoby Brissett and his near 90 QB rating with no talent around him. Also it’s obviously Brissetts fault the team couldn’t make an extra point or field goal to save their lives in games decided by a field goal or less.”

    Am I the only one who thinks Luck saw how terrible and injury prone that team was coming into the season and just said “screw that I’m done” because he knew there was no way he could repeat what he did in 2018 with that depleted roster and a much tougher schedule than the cake one they had in 2018. Like a smart man he retires having 3 good season, one above average season and two terrible ones and being treated like a Hall of Famer even though he never really lived up to his “most NFL ready since John Elway, once in a generation QB” pre draft hype.

  5. I’m kind of surprised no one has connected the Bert Jones dots. He was as good as any QB I’ve ever seen play. I’m not from Baltimore so not a fanboy but he got beat up and a neck injury forced him out. He wasn’t reckless just unlucky.

    Luck played reckless. Like Taysum Hill would be gone too had he been a starter from day 1. You can’t play QB like a LB’r. You just can’t. You also have to be lucky to have the right team and no injuries. What if the Niners drafted Simms and the Giants took Montana. Simms would have excelled in the WCO and Montana? Hand offs and no WR’s for 14 years.

  6. Luck made 10s of millions and is doing what I’m surprised more players don’t do. Take their money and enjoy their lives without any worry and do whatever they want to

  7. If only Tom Brady learned from Luck’s ways but he’s still hanging around thinking he has something to prove when he’s looking more like a donk.

    Here’s to starting the 2020 and Brady starts it off throwing another pick six.

  8. mrfrostyj says:
    February 26, 2020 at 11:35 am
    Colts were top ten in the league in passes dropped.

    Colts coaching staff, fan base and management: “If only Andrew Luck hadn’t retired the team would have caught all those passes that only hit the receivers in their hands instead of stupid super accurate Jacoby Brissett and his near 90 QB rating with no talent around him. Also it’s obviously Brissetts fault the team couldn’t make an extra point or field goal to save their lives in games decided by a field goal or less.”
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    A QB rating of 88 in this day and age isn’t typically tolerated as acceptable by coaching staff, fans OR management in the NFL.

  9. When your owner can buy every famous guys guitar for a couple million but can’t seem to find line help until you are beat to a pulp is the problem here.

    If they would have invested in line he would still be playing.

  10. blowncallssuck says:
    February 26, 2020 at 7:51 pm
    When your owner can buy every famous guys guitar for a couple million but can’t seem to find line help until you are beat to a pulp is the problem here.

    If they would have invested in line he would still be playing.

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    You are correct that he would still be playing if they invested in OL earlier, but I would hope Irsay isn’t the one out looking for line help. His problem was hiring an incompetent GM in Ryan Grigson.

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