The Indianapolis Colts are on alert and are understood to be looking into a report noting the Washington Commanders reached out to Andrew Luck in 2022.
Luck has been retired since 2019 but, according to ESPN, the Commanders were desperate to sign a quarterback last offseason and made contact with Luck or someone in his circle. Colts owner Jim Irsay has since taken to Twitter to let teams know the QB is off limits as they still own rights to the player.
“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,” Irsay tweeted after the report came out.
Luck had three years on his contract when he retired from football, so the Colts would have him locked up for that exact period should he ever decide to come back.
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There’s nothing on who the Commanders reached out to or in what capacity but a team source has revealed that the Colts are “seeking to learn more about what exactly transpired and whether any tampering occurred.”
For now, it is believed that Washington inquired as to whether Luck might be interested in coming out of retirement. If so, it would amount to tampering and the franchise could be in some hot water with the NFL.
Should the Colts uncover any evidence pointing to what they now suspect, the Commanders could be made to relinquish future draft picks as a consequence.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.