Andrew Luck could miss Seahawks’ week 4 matchup on SNF
By Luke Allen
The Seahawks are scheduled to take on the Colts week 4 on Sunday night.
This past January, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck underwent surgery on his throwing shoulder and was expected to be healed in 6-8 months. At the very least, he was supposed to be ready to go come August.
It’s August. Luck is still on the PUP (physically unable to perform) list.
Bleacher Report reports he could remain on the PUP list upwards of six weeks into the season whilst still recovering from his shoulder surgery. If this is the case, then Andrew Luck would be sidelined for the Colts-Seahawks week four matchup in Seattle on Sunday Night Football.
Luck dealt with injuries last season that included a sprained ankle, a concussion, a lacerated kidney and, of course, the injury to his throwing shoulder.
Tolzien’s time to shine?
The only experienced quarterback behind Luck on the Colt’s depth chart is Scott Tolzien. Tolzien spent a few years behind Aaron Rodgers on the Packers before the Colts signed him last off-season.
The Colts also have two very inexperienced passers in Stephen Morris and Phillip Walker on the roster. However, it’s very unlikely either of them win a competition over Tolzien.
If Tolzien starts in week four, it could potentially be an ugly game for the Colts. It’s already difficult enough for an opposing team to play at CenturyLink Field. Tolzien would be in for a heck of a ride.
Kaepernick is always an option.
If it is in fact true Luck is out the first six weeks, the Colts could possibly go searching for a veteran replacement. Cue Colin Kaepernick, the man nobody wants to sign.
I certainly wouldn’t put anything past Jim Irsay, especially signing Kaepernick.
Kaepernick would actually be a decent fit in the Colts offense, and could excel with their offensive weapons. He would also be a fantastic marketing ploy for Indianapolis.
Kaepernick is no stranger to playing football games in Seattle, and I’m sure he wouldn’t mind playing another game there.
As for if he kneels for the National Anthem, my guess is he stands.
Luck could still play and this could all be a huge nothing-burger.
There are no guarantees Luck will be out any games. He could honestly be healthy tomorrow and be taken off the PUP. However, with longevity in mind, the Colts may just hold off on playing him until he’s absolutely 100 percent.
If Luck is available for the week four matchup, look for an epic battle. The Seahawks defense versus the Colts offense should make for an incredible SNF showing.
This game should be a good one, no matter who’s under center for the Colts. Sunday Night Football at Centurylink is always fun, and I know this 12 is stoked for this matchup.