The Indianapolis Colts announced Thursday they are placing their franchise quarterback on injured reserve, meaning Luck won't play or practice for the rest of the 2017 season. Luck has another $30 million in payments guaranteed for injury - $18 million due in 2018 and another $12 million that becomes payable in March of 2019.
Luck underwent surgery on his right shoulder in the offseason and was expected to return for the start of the regular season. It's not just Jackson who believes that Luck's future might be in doubt; former 49ers quarterback Steve Young also seemed to have some concerns about whether or not Luck will be able to return to the field.
A healthy Luck led the Colts to the playoffs each of his first three years in the league and took them a step deeper in the playoffs each season, too.
The acquisition of Jacoby Brissett to run the offense in Luck's absence gives the Colts a decent backup quarterback to run their offense. Luck was sacked 56 times in the 2015 and 2016 seasons.
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Watson is tied with Carson Wentz for most touchdowns this season, completing 61.8% of his passes with a 103 passer rating. Watson was named the AFC Offensive Player of the Month, becoming the first rookie quarterback to win the honor.
"I wish I was better and 100 percent this season, but that's not the case", Luck said in a statement.
Head coach Chuck Pagano echoed those sentiments on Monday when asked about Luck seeking additional opinions on his shoulder.
MOCK DRAFT: Do Colts draft offense or defense in Round 1? While I'm sure Pagano would rather have Luck available at some point, not answering that one question he came to dread during every media availability is a reasonable consolation prize.
But spending time dwelling in the past doesn't do anyone in the Colts organization any good when the focus must remain on how best to handle an uncertain future. "I don't ever want you all to think that we're not being honest when we're up here".
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The downside to that scenario: The Colts would lose the chance to use top-tier college talent to address need areas.
Colts general manager Chris Ballard said Thursday the team has not heard from any doctor that Luck's shoulder situation is career ending.
One of the few things Indianapolis can be certain about at the game's most important position?
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