Colts GM Chris Ballard announced during Monday’s press conference that QB Andrew Luck will not play in Week 1 game against the Rams.
According to Ballard, Luck is week-to-week, but they still plan to be extra conservative with him moving forward. Ballard added that there’s still no timetable for Luck to return right now.
“Right now, mentally, he’s in the best place mentally I’ve seen him,” Ballard said.
The Colts will start Scott Tolzien at quarterback for the season opener.
The Colts placed Luck on the active/physically unable to perform list to start training camp, given that he is still recovering from shoulder surgery. They later removed him from the PUP list last week.
Luck, 27, is a former first-round pick of the Colts back in 2012. He’s currently in the second year of his six-year, $139.125 million contract that includes $87 million guaranteed and is set to make a base salary of $12 million for the 2016 season.
In 2016, Luck has appeared in 15 games and thrown for 4,240 yards while completing 63.5 percent of his passes for 31 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 4 quarterback out of 36 qualifying players.