The Colts Should Shut Andrew Luck Down for the Season

Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) /

The Indianapolis Colts are coming off an embarrassing 27-0 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars at home in a game where they couldn’t get anything going on offense.

The lack of play on offense started with the offensive line, which allowed nine sacks in the game.

With the Colts now staring at a record of 2-5 and quarterback Andrew Luck already ruled out of next week’s contest against the Cincinnati Bengals, it just doesn’t seem logical to bring him back this season when he’s close to being healthy.

Let’s face it, Luck is arguably the most valuable player to his team than anyone else in the league. It is showing with the lack of production on the offensive side of the ball as the Colts rank 27th in the league in points per game.

However, Luck should be shut down for the rest of the season.

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He already suffered a setback during throwing sessions that wouldn’t let him throw the ball with a ton of velocity on it, which is obviously a sign showing how far away he is from returning this year.

In the end, putting Luck on the field behind an offensive line that is abysmal, and having him take all the hits when he may not even be 100% is a disaster waiting to happen. Let him take this season off and get more than enough rest to come back in 2018 to a team that could get stronger through the draft and has a better chance to succeed.

Yes, I want to see Luck run out of that tunnel more than anyone, believe me.

But make no mistake about it, Luck is the future of this franchise and he needs to be healthy for the long career that hopefully lies ahead in Indianapolis.