Naturally, the conversations drifted back to a former franchise player and former No. 1 overall pick, Andrew Luck.
Luck played for the Colts for seven years and established himself as one the league's premier passers and leaders during that time. However, he retired in 2018 after an injury-laden career and hasn't expressed any interest in returning to professional football since.
Nevertheless, Luck's silence on a possible comeback didn't stop the NFL world from speculating about whether or not the Colts would give him a call this week. With Indianapolis in possession of a playoff spot, fans and
NFL should pass rule that Colts don’t have to announce roster moves this week.
Before the first snap, a starting QB can run out of the tunnel and reveal himself.
Philip Rivers? Andrew Luck? Or just play this on the Jumbotron.
Would be the most exciting moment of the season. pic.twitter.com/uVUoEzDAHV
— Sheil Kapadia (@SheilKapadia) December 28, 2021
">media members thought the organization should do something bold and look into bringing the 2012 No. 1 overall pick back aboard.
Luck isn't the only former Colts quarterback who's name got brought up after news of Wentz's move to the reserve/COVID-19 list broke. Phillip Rivers, who captained Indianapolis to the postseason in 2020, was mentioned as a possible option to fill in for Wentz should he miss Sunday's game.
It's unclear if the Colts will actually entertain bringing in an outside player in Week 17 with just two regular season games to go. It's possible that they might not even need a different quarterback if the league does officially change its health and safety protocols to allow unvaccinated players like Wentz the ability to return just five days after an initial positive test.
There's still a lot of unknowns in the Colts' case, but one thing is almost certain: Andrew Luck won't come riding in on a white stallion to save the day. The former No. 1 overall pick seems perfectly content away from football and probably plans on keeping it that way.