Sam Ehlinger was the sixth quarterback to start for the Indianapolis Colts since Andrew Luck shockingly retired in 2019.
The Colts, who benched Matt Ryan last week, have been searching for Andrew Luck’s replacement for years and it they’ve struck out year after year.
The Colts haven’t been the same since Luck retired, they’ve cycled through endless stopgaps quarterbacks including Jacoby Brissett, Philip Rivers, Brian Hoyer, Carson Wentz, Matt Ryan and now Ehlinger. In fact, according to beat reporter Zak Keefer of The Athletic, the situation has grown so dire that the Colts recently reached out to Luck, gauging his interest in returning to the team and city he once called home:
“The Colts have reached out. Absolutely they’ve called him,” Keefer confirmed to Rich Eisen earlier this week. “It’s not going to happen. He’s definitely moved on from football.”
The 29-year-old Luck retired back in 2019 after his body was worn down by years of injuries. Since his retirement, the Stanford Alum has never considered coming out of retirement, not once entertaining of a comeback despite being still young.