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Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay met with the press Sunday and spoke briefly about Andrew Luck, who shocked the NFL with his early retirement last summer.

There’s been some whispered thoughts circulating that Luck may end up coming back at some point. Whether he does or does not, Irsay would not comment.

“Andrew is my friend and I miss my friend…I can’t comment on anything if he’ll come back,” Irsay said, per Kevin Bowen of 1070 The Fan.

He also noted that head coach Frank Reich and general manager Chris Ballard have had dinner with Luck but said he hasn’t asked the quarterback if he wants to come back.

What Irsay did say is that if the Colts took the field today, Jacoby Brissett is the starter.

Though, that’s simply stating the facts. The Colts are very much players for some of the top quarterbacks coming available in mid-March once NFL free agency takes off, with Philip Rivers reportedly being the favorite to land in Indy.

It’s going to be interesting to see how all this unfolds. There’s been no indications from Luck or his camp that he’s planning a return. At this time, he’s busy being a husband and father.