Andrew Luck has yet to practice since having shoulder surgery in January. Nobody knows when he will return to the field, but his injury has been the focus for Colts fans throughout the entire offseason.
There have been no reported setbacks in his rehab process, yet fans continue to panic about their star quarterback.
Andrew Luck is by far the most important piece of this team, and all logical fans know that the Colts would be a very poor team without him.
Tolzien played decent against the Steelers last season and Morris had some solid preseason games, but both have looked very inconsistent in camp this year.
They’ve both showcased poor accuracy, and have made a lot of mistakes. The Colts offense will struggle tremendously if Tolzien or Morris starts without a drastic change in play from this year’s camp.
Whether Luck misses any game time or not this year, neither Tolzien nor Morris should be the long-term backup QB of this team.
The Colts aren’t expected to compete for a championship in 2017.
Even if Luck misses the first game or two, and the Colts start 0-2, it won’t be leaving fans wondering what could’ve been. And if Andrew Luck comes back at full strength and the Colts start 2-0, fans shouldn’t be buying their tickets to Super Bowl 52.
Chris Ballard has not signed a new QB, which makes it seem like Luck will not be out for a significant amount of time. It also shows Ballard is comfortable having Tolzien or Morris start a couple games if Luck’s injury causes him to miss time.
However, in a couple of years the Colts hope to be a Super Bowl contender, it would be an extraordinary disappointment if Tolzien or Morris were still the only options behind Luck.
If Ballard decides to go with Tolzien/Morris as the backup this year, which it seems he will, improving the backup QB spot should be on the list of things to do for 2018.