One Colts official told La Canfora that as shocking as Luck’s decision to step away from the game was, “we’d be even more shocked if he ever came back.”
Luck signed his retirement papers and was placed on Indianapolis’ reserve/retired list while the Colts agreed to pay out this season and not recoup any signing bonus money. If Luck should ever unretire, the team could trade his rights.
La Canfora says the Colts are moving forward with Jacoby Brissett at quarterback and feel strongly about him as a starter, having rebuffed offers as high as a player and a third-round pick this offseason.
Luck, 29, was a former first-round pick of the Colts back in 2012 out of Stanford. He finished the third year of his six-year, $139.125 million contract that included $87 million guaranteed and was set to make base salaries of $9.125 million, $11 million and $11 million over the final three years of his deal.
For his career, Luck threw for 23,671 yards while completing 60.8 percent of his passes to go along with 171 touchdowns and 83 interceptions over the course of six seasons and 86 games.
Luck was the 2018 Comeback Player of the Year and a four-time Pro Bowl selection.