- Glazer adds that Luck tried to keep this news quiet and fight through the injury, but clearly the combination of the two issues has affected him.
- Tom Pelissero mentions that people around the NFL have believed Luck looked hurt even before he missed a few games.
Luck and the Colts were expected to contend for an AFC title and possibly a Super Bowl championship, but it’s clear that something has been wrong with the offense and Luck. Of course, their offensive line issues have played a big role in the hits Luck has been taking.
The Colts wound up holding Luck out for two games, but his struggles have persisted upon returning to the team in Week 6.
Recent reports have said that changes could be coming to not only the coaching staff, but also to the front office, barring immediate improvement. Behind that, many expect Indianapolis to target a marquee head coach next year such as Saints HC Sean Payton.
Luck, 26, is under contract for another two years and stands to make base salaries of $3,404,727 and $16.155 million during this time. Of course, everyone around the league expects him to ultimately become the highest paid player in NFL history at some point in the next year or so.
This season, Luck has completed 56.2 percent of his passes to go along with 1,398 yards, 11 touchdowns and nine interceptions over the course of five games. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 35 quarterback out of 36 qualifying players.