Andrew Luck Officially Ruled Out, Scott Tolzien to Start


The writing has been on the wall for the past couple of weeks, but general manager Chris Ballard has officially ruled out Andrew Luck for Week 1.

Andrew Luck‘s recovery from offseason shoulder surgery has been the main storyline of the Colts’ offseason, and now it has finally settled in that he will miss a regular season game.

This looked like the only option for the Colts going forward as Luck still hasn’t participated in practice with less than a week until their Week 1 trip to Los Angeles.

The Colts did decide to activate him from the physically unable to perform (PUP) list this weekend. If Luck was kept on the PUP list, he would’ve automatically been deactivated for the first six weeks of the regular season.

After waiving Stephen Morris, Scott Tolzien is set to be the starter against the Rams. Newly acquired Jacoby Brissett will now be the backup while Luck remains on the bench.

The Colts’ offense sputtered for most of the preseason with Tolzien under center, but Chris Ballard told the media that Stephen Morris dug himself to big of a hole with poor performance in OTA’s and training camp.

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