Andrew Luck has kept a pretty low profile since his abrupt retirement before the 2019 season. Aside from giving PJ Walker a letter of recommendation for the XFL, he hasn't done much to suggest he's even thinking of football. But a recent comment by Colts owner Jim Irsay appears to be leaving the door open just a tiny crack.
Speaking to the media today, Irsay had an update on Luck's status. He said that while he knows that head coach Frank Reich and GM Chris Ballard recently had dinner with Luck, he couldn't comment on "anything in terms of will he ever come back."
The fact that Irsay didn't give an out-and-out "no" does seem to leave the door open to a return, if only a sliver. Saying that he "can't" comment could indicate that there are conversations going on that he isn't allowed to address.
But that's still, at best, an overly optimistic way of looking at it.
Last month, Luck's father, XFL commissioner Oliver Luck, said publicly that his son has no desire to play in the NFL again. The elder Luck further stated that his son is currently enjoying life with his wife and newborn child.
Andrew Luck's retirement just before the start of the 2019 season came amidst reports that he was having a hard time rehabbing from his injuries. Over the past few years he's dealt with injuries to his ribs, abdomen, kidney, throwing shoulder, calf, ankle, and at least one concussion.
As fun as it would be to see Luck back on the field while he's still in his prime, it's hard to begrudge him for not missing the game too much.