Some additional information has come to light following a report from ESPN claiming that the Washington Commanders made attempts to sign Andrew Luck before the 2022 NFL season.
The Indianapolis Colts still own rights to the former quarterback as he had three years left on his contract with the team when he retired in 2019. So, following ESPN’s claims, owner Jim Irsay took to Twitter to remind teams that any contact made in an attempt to acquire the ex-QB amounts to tampering.
Luck will still be contracted to the Colts should he decide to return to football, though he hasn’t shown any signs of wanting to come back. Any team looking to sign him would need to go through Indy.
According to a source familiar with the situation, the Colts asked the NFL to investigate.
The Washington Post is now citing a source in Luck’s camp who has revealed that the Commanders did not reach out to the player, nor his father or uncle, who has worked as his agent. However, it is yet to be determined whether there was illegal contact through intermediaries and the Colts do not want the league to overlook such possibilities.
The NFL has declined comment, as have the Commanders.
But it appears Irsay will not let this go without a thorough check given the fact that he is not on the best terms with Commanders owner Dan Snyder.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.