The Los Angeles Rams home opener could feature only one quarterback drafted first overall.
Irsay: Can't say unequivocally that Luck will play in the Sept. 10 opener, but he'll be ready around the start of the season.— Zak Keefer (@zkeefer) August 13, 2017
Throughout the offseason, Andrew Luck has been rehabbing his injured throwing shoulder. This has been an injury that has set Luck back, as he hasn’t even started practicing with the team.
It does appear that Luck has begun throwing the football based on comments that Irsay also said today. He’s a tough QB so it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him rehab quickly in an attempt to not miss a game. The toughest part isn’t that he’s missing preseason games, but that he’s missing valuable time practicing with his teammates.
If the Colts go into the regular season without Luck, their plan B appears to be Scott Tolzien. The Colts acquired the veteran QB last season and he played against the Pittsburgh Steelers throwing for 205 yards, a touchdown, and two interceptions. Although there is a drop off in QB play, the Colts still have enough weapons to make it a challenge for the Rams’ defense.
Regardless, without Luck playing Week 1, the Rams would have a huge advantage — making this situation well worth monitoring.