Colts Owner Jim Irsay is Brutally Honest About Andrew Luck Return

Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay was honest about an Andrew Luck return.
Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay was honest about an Andrew Luck return. / Justin Casterline/Getty Images

The Indianapolis Colts have rebounded this year after the sudden departure of franchise QB Andrew Luck before the 2019 season. Philip Rivers' arrival prior to the 2020 season has helped the Colts earn an 8-4 record, good for a tie with the Tennessee Titans for first in the AFC South. However, despite as well as the team is doing with Rivers, there'll always be what-ifs thought about the franchise with Luck still under center.

Colts owner Jim Irsay is hopeful that Luck will make a return after retirement a la Michael Jordan, but he honestly believes the door is closed on Luck's playing career.

It sounds like Irsay would welcome Luck back in a heartbeat, especially considering their close bond, but he is happy if Luck is happy enjoying his life outside of football.

I don't think we will (see him). He's just enjoying himself. I'm happy for him.

Jim Irsay

Luck earned four Pro Bowl nods during his six NFL seasons and won Comeback Player of the Year for his efforts during the 2018 season. He threw for over 4,000 yards in four seasons and led the league in passing touchdowns in 2014 with 40.

Rivers has seamlessly blended with the Cols' offense. He's averaging 24.2 completions for 271.9 yards per game. The 17-year veteran has thrown 18 touchdowns and 9 interceptions through 12 games this season.

Indianapolis will take on the Las Vegas Raiders in Week 14, a game that could have major implications for the AFC playoff picture. The Colts are 3-point favorites in that matchup, according to FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL odds.

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