Report: ‘General sense’ Andrew Luck is unhappy, wants out of Indy
Andrew Luck remains on the shelf after offseason shoulder surgery having missed the Indianapolis Colts’ 46-9 thrashing by the Los Angeles Rams in Week 1. It’s been a frustrating process presumably for both Luck and the Colts, and now there reportedly is a “growing sense” that Luck in unhappy in Indy.
Mike Greenberg of ESPN’s “Mike & Mike” weighed in the rumors during Wednesday’s edition of the radio show.
“In the mean time, I don’t know if I want to use the word ‘rumor’, but there’s a general sense you hear from people around the league, if you talk to people who cover the sport of football right now, that there is an ever-widening gap between Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts,” Greenberg said, as transcribed by Indiana Sports Coverage.
“That his unhappiness and perhaps some familial unhappiness–if you will, stems back beyond this, that maybe he felt that he’d played when he wasn’t 100% healthy. He’s not playing now, and that there’s some talk with even that enormous contract and his enormous talent, that we could be seeing, right before our eyes, the end of the Andrew Luck era in Indianapolis.”
“Guys, I’m assuming you’ve heard that too because everyone is talking about it.”
WTHR-TV’s Bob Kravitz has since issued a tweet in which he reports Luck’s agent has denied the notion his client is unhappy.
According to Andrew Luck's agent, Will Wilson, there is absolutely no truth to the rumor that Luck is disgruntled and wants out of Indy.
— Bob Kravitz (@bkravitz) September 13, 2017
Luck signed a six-year, $140 million extension in June 2016, with $87 million of it guaranteed. That’s a lot of money to have invested in a disgruntled player. While Luck’s agent denies it, if Greenberg’s read on the story proves at least partially accurate, the stage could be potentially set for a messy situation in Indy.
As it stands heading into Week 2, Luck has been officially ruled out of the Colts’ game against the Arizona Cardinals Sunday, according to head coach Chuck Pagano. Scott Tolzien was benched and replaced by Jacoby Brissett in the fourth quarter of last Sunday’s blowout loss. It’s unclear who the Colts will start in Week 2. Luck’s return could not come soon enough, although it’s unknown when that will ultimately come.