The Colts have done a good job integrating their new quarterback. But what happens if their old one wants to come back a year from now?
Jacoby Brissett has done a good job so far with his play. A month ago, he was a backup for a team that had aspirations to win a Super Bowl this year. He had the best game of his career this past week. But what happens if Andrew Luck decides he wants to come back?
If Luck did want to come back next year, the Colts would have his rights. He would only be able to come back to the Colts and no other team unless the Colts waived him. That would be very unlikely to happen, but it’s a real scenario the team could have to deal with.
But if Brissett continues to play well, the Colts wouldn’t really have an incentive to keep Luck if he wanted to come back. He is injury prone and older than Brissett. It wouldn’t make sense to keep both quarterbacks in that scenario. They would seriously have to consider waiving Luck.
If that were to happen, he would be on waivers and any team could pick him up. It would be unfortunate if he happened to go to a rival team, such as the Titans. But the more realistic scenario is that Luck decides to stay retired and doesn’t ever com back.
Luck wouldn’t have retired before the season if he wasn’t sure that he was done playing. He has been in a cycle of pain that he clearly needs to get out of. Even if he were to feel healthy a year from now, his mind will likely have been off the game.