The Commanders-Colts tampering investigation about Andrew Luck is reportedly finished

Andrew Luck makes an appearance on the field before the start of the College Football Playoff
Andrew Luck makes an appearance on the field before the start of the College Football Playoff / Jenna Watson/IndyStar / USA TODAY

The Indianapolis Colts asked the NFL to see if the Washington Commanders reached out to Andrew Luck, and the investigation has reportedly concluded.

Earlier in the offseason, it was reported that the quarterback-desperate Washington Commanders reached out to retired quarterback Andrew Luck to see if he’d be interested in coming out of retirement to play for Washington. While many people laughed at the Commanders for even thinking they had a chance with Luck, Indianapolis Colts team owner Jim Irsay was quick to point out that would be tampering if the claim was true.

Since Luck retired with years left on his contract with the Colts, Indianapolis still has the rights to that contract, making it illegal for other teams to speak with Luck about playing. So, Irsay and Indy asked the NFL to conduct a tampering investigation.

On Monday, it was reported by ESPN’s Stephen Holder, and The Washington Post, that the investigation was finished and that the Commanders won’t be punished. According to Holder, a source told him, “it has been determined that the Commanders never spoke to Luck or anyone in his immediate circle and therefore did not violate the NFL's anti-tampering policy.”

Commanders never spoke to Andrew Luck according to tampering investigation

Holder also wrote that the situation “has been resolved to the Colts’ satisfaction,” so it seems that both teams are comfortable moving on. Washington won’t be losing any picks or sending any to Indianapolis since no violations were found. Also, as if Luck hasn’t already made it clear, he won’t be coming out of retirement.

With this brief investigation behind both franchises, they turn their attention to their young quarterbacks, as Washington and the Colts try to get back to league relevancy. The Commanders are moving forward with Sam Howell and Indianapolis has fourth-overall pick Anthony Richardson. With both clubs focused on the future, this tampering situation, or lack there of, will be a thing of the past.