After Colts’ owner Jim Irsay stated that Luck had a chance to play in Week 1 back in August – we figured we would see Indianapolis’ franchise quarterback at some point this season. After Luck went back to practicing in October, his return seemed imminent.
However, Luck’s shoulder ended up bothering him once again and removing him from practice; the Colts decided to shut down Luck for the rest of year. MyBookie.ag (Full Review) has taken the Luck saga into betting markets offer up odds on Luck’s time in a Colts’ uniform and if he will play another regular season game with another team.
Is Luck’s future in Indianapolis?
That doesn’t seem to be the case, but it can’t be ruled out entirely. The quarterback is owed $24.6 million over the next four years, in a deal, that when signed, was the richest in NFL history. Both Luck and the team haven’t amounted to much since he signed his name on the dotted line.
Irsay has made headlines after Tony Dungy told Dan Patrick during an interview that the Colts’ owner may believe that Luck’s shoulder injury is “inside his head now.” Indeed, this statements can’t be a good thing for his long-term future with the franchise.
Franchise quarterbacks don’t come along often in the NFL. Luck is undoubtedly one of those, even though I do feel he’s hugely overrated. Considering the state of quarterbacking in the league today – Indianapolis would be crazy to entertain moving him.
As far as the injury goes, let’s remember the Colts are 3-6 and are firmly out of the playoff picture. It’s conceivable that Luck wouldn’t have been placed on IR if there was a hope of a playoff chance for Indy.
Luck is being shut down for 2-3 months from throwing then being reevaluated. Even with all these setbacks and soreness in his shoulder – he’s still a favorite to start Week 1 for the Colts in 2018. He isn’t likely to need surgery, but that hasn’t been entirely ruled out just yet.
Regardless, I think there’s some value on “Will Andrew Luck ever wear a Colts uniform again?” at “Yes” -170. It’s a much better wager in my mind compared to the -225 for “No” regarding if he will play for another team in the NFL. MyBookie’s limits are low on novelty propositions such as this one, but it still seems like a solid bet.
Capt. Andrew Luck
Twitter is an excellent place to keep up with us at SBS, (hey, give us me a follow @SBS_Joe) but is also an excellent place for sports humor. The Captain Andrew Luck account (@CaptAndrewLuck) is one of my favorites at the moment.
Dearest mother —
I have received your care package of salted skunk chops and dried raccoon ankles. My strength and determination builds.
— Capt. Andrew Luck (@CaptAndrewLuck) November 8, 2017
Dearest mother —
Battle with the Texan unit occurs soon. Although I am not on the field, my neckbeard has been washed and pressed.
— Capt. Andrew Luck (@CaptAndrewLuck) November 5, 2017
Dearest mother —
My campaign has ended. My sidearm will not fire for some time. I shall aid the unit the best I can. I love you.
— Capt. Andrew Luck (@CaptAndrewLuck) November 2, 2017
It plays off Luck’s long beard, and rugged look and most tweets are centered on him as a Civil War soldier, writing letters to his mother! It’s hard to do it justice here in just a few tweets, but it’s one of my favorite follows in recent months. I highly recommend to follow him as well.