With Andrew Luck back in the news, his former teammates want to tell the story of his last season playing with the Indianapolis Colts.
On Tuesday, ESPN released an interview with Andrew Luck where the former quarterback shared the most about himself since he retired, and probably ever. Luck talked about battling through injuries, his personal life, how the Indianapolis Colts tried pulling him out of retirement, and his new goals in life. With the story taking over the internet, it led to Luck’s former teammates wanting to tell another story.
Former Colts tight end, Eric Ebron, took to Twitter to express how much he would love to do a podcast detailing Indy’s 2018 season. The year that ultimately ended up being Luck’s last season in the NFL, Ebron described as a fun year with a story that people need to hear and one that Colts fans deserve to know. Ebron also said that TY Hilton and Shaquille Leonard have to be a part of it, and Hilton already expressed his willingness.
Former Colts want to talk about Andrew Luck’s final season
Because of what happened the following year, the 2018 season can sometimes get lost in the chaos. However, it’s pretty clear why Ebron said it was the most fun he ever had playing football because that was a fun year for Indianapolis on so many levels. Starting with the NFL Draft, Indy’s first three picks were Quenton Nelson, Shaquille Leonard, and Braden Smith. The draft class also had Nyheim Hines and Zaire Franklin.
In addition to the rookies, Andrew Luck was back from injury and he was balling. Starting all 16 games, Luck threw for 4,593 yards, 39 touchdowns, and 15 interceptions. That’s the year he was awarded Comeback Player of the Year. It wasn’t just meaningless football either, because the Colts were actually good that season.
In true Frank Reich fashion, Indianapolis started that year 1-5. After the abysmal start, Indy went on a five-game winning streak and would only lose one more time during the regular season. The Colts finished 10-6 and went to the playoffs. They even picked up a wild card win against the AFC South-winning Houston Texans. The season did end with a disappointing loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in the divisional round, but it was a fun ride.
Surely, a podcast of the players in the locker room that year sharing stories about what made that team so fun and special is something fans would love to see.