Indianapolis Colts boss Jim Irsay wants any NFL teams looking to see if Andrew Luck is interested in returning to the league to know they need to keep their hands off the former star quarterback.
After ending a legendary run where NFL great Peyton Manning was their starting QB, the Indianapolis Colts had the good fortune of only needing to suffer through one losing season before finding their next franchise signal-caller in Andrew Luck.
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The first-overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft was an immediate success and earned Pro Bowl honors in his first three seasons. However, he battled injuries that next few seasons and the constant cycle of injuries and rehab exhausted the talented passer and eventually led to his shocking retirement in 2018 following his fourth trip to the Pro Bowl.
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Since then, there have been rumors about possible returns, and some rumblings of rival teams kicking the tires on hoping to pull the former Indianapolis Colts star back to the league. On Sunday, it was reported that Washington Commanders were the latest team to check in on Luck before the start of the 2022 season.
Well, that does not sit well with Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay. Following the news, the team boss took to his Twitter account to inform other teams they should keep their interest in Luck to themselves.
“If any NFL Team attempted to contact Andrew Luck (or any associate of him)… to play for their Franchise – it would be a clear Violation of the League’s Tampering Policy.”– Jim Irsay
Before retiring from the NFL, Andrew Luck still had three years left on his Indianapolis Colts contract, meaning he is still the property of the franchise, and conversations with him or his representatives would be an obvious tampering violation by rival teams.