Luck's new deal thus solidifies the Colts' QB situation for the foreseeable future. After throwing an NFL-leading 40 TD passes in 2014, Luck missed nine games last season with various injuries, but now that he's healthy again, he's a prime bounce-back candidate this year. With the team's nucleus of pass-catchers (WRs T.Y. Hilton, Donte Moncrief and Phillip Dorsett, along with TE Dwayne Allen) all 26 years old or younger, Luck and the Indy offense as a whole should benefit from the upside and continuity the aforementioned quartet brings to the table.
Luck practiced with no limitations Tuesday during the first day of OTAs. "He looks really good," head coach Chuck Pagano told Indianapolis WTTV. "I think he's in a good place. I know he missed a lot of time, but he's doing a great job."
Luck's 2015 season was marked by shoulder and ankle injuries before suffering a lacerated kidney and partially torn abdomen on Nov. 10, which ultimately ended his season. He had already proclaimed himself fully healthy, but it's reassuring to hear him have no problems during spring practices. It looks like he'll be fully ready for training camp this summer.
Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay hopes to sign Andrew Luck to an extension before the start of training camp, ESPN.com reports.
Even in the wake of a season marred by injuries and mediocre play, Luck has a rock-solid case to become one of the highest-paid players in league history. He recently declared himself healthy upon arriving at voluntary offseason workouts, and there haven't been any real signs of discord between the star quarterback and his employer. Luck will probably sign a mega-deal before the final season of his rookie contract begins, but either way, he'll be one of the top options at quarterback in 2016 drafts.
Andrew Luck (shoulder/kidney) proclaimed himself ready to play upon arriving at the Indianapolis Colts ' offseason workout program Monday, the Terre Haute Tribune Star reports.
Though no longer injured, Luck did seem to suggest that he still needs to work to get back into game shape. Fortunately for the Colts, it shouldn't be much of an issue, as he still has more than three months to prepare for training camp. Even in the wake of a lost 2015 season, Luck will be one of the top quarterbacks to target for 2016, offering a ceiling that's matched by few others.
Andrew Luck (abdomen) has fully recovered from the lacerated kidney he suffered against the Broncos, Chris Wesseling of NFL.com reports. "He's good to go. He's healed," said Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay on Tuesday.
Luck's 2015 season was marked by shoulder and ankle injuries before suffering a lacerated kidney and partially torn abdomen on Nov. 10, which ultimately ended his season. After two months of recovery, Luck is now fully healed and those injuries should no longer be an issue moving forward.
|P1||8/13/16||@ BUF||7:00 pm|
|P4||9/1/16||@ CIN||7:30 pm|
|2||9/18/16||@ DEN||4:25 pm|
|4||10/2/16||@ JAC||9:30 am|
|6||10/16/16||@ HOU||8:30 pm|
|7||10/23/16||@ TEN||1:00 pm|
|9||11/6/16||@ GB||4:25 pm|
|Bye: Week 10|
|13||12/5/16||@ NYJ||8:30 pm|
|15||12/18/16||@ MIN||1:00 pm|
|16||12/24/16||@ OAK||4:05 pm|
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