Commanders tampering Andrew Luck?

Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay warned all NFL teams that contacting the former QB would be a violation

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Are the Washington Commanders tampering with former Colts QB Andrew Luck? According to Indianapolis Colts owner, Jim Irsay, yes. ESPN reported on the weekend that the Commanders attempted to find out if Luck would consider a comeback. And Irsay made a clear statement on his Twitter account after that.

“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,” he wrote, right after the reports from ESPN were made public.

Andrew Luck retired from the NFL in 2019, before the beginning of the season, at age 29. He had three years left on his contract with the Indianapolis Colts. At the time of his announcement, the NFL world was shocked by the decision. But consecutive injuries made the former QB take the decision to stop.

Irsay, at the time of Luck’s retirement, allowed him to keep the full bonus of the contract signed, instead of getting back a proportional amount from the QB. The bonuses added to $24.8 million. Now Irsay wants to make sure that, if Luck decides to come back, the Colts are not left behind.

According to the Colts owner, any team wanting to lure Andre Luck back to the field should negotiate a trade with Indy first. Some fans disagree and say that his contract expired in 2022 and therefore he would now be a free agent. The fact is Andrew Luck has shown no sign of interest in making a comeback.

Andrew Luck’s career

The former quarterback was the first overall pick of the 2012 NFL draft, out of Stanford. The Indianapolis Colts selected him to replace legend Peyton Manning. Luck has played six seasons in the NFL, in seven possible, all for the Colts. He missed the entire 2017 season with an injury.

In this period, the former quarterback has played 86 games, totalling 2,000 completions out of 3,290 attempts (60.8%). He also sums up 23,671 yards, 171 touchdowns and 83 interceptions. Besides that Luck had 332 rushes for 1,590 yards and 14 touchdowns running with the ball. The quarterback was also selected 4x to the Pro Bowl and led the league in passing TDs in 2014, with 40.