The quarterback was supposed to be the most stable position for the Indianapolis Colts, but that has not been the case during the 2017 season due to Andrew Luck’s lingering shoulder injury. Luck has failed to practice all season, and the Colts have very little incentive to play him if he does get healthy this year. Luck’s return looks even more unlikely with the Colts bringing in four quarterbacks for a workout today.
The four quarterbacks that were seen working out in Indianapolis today were Matt McGloin, Connor Shaw, Josh Johnson and Matt Barkley. While they all have some minor experience in the NFL, none of them have been very successful when given an opportunity to start. Josh Johnson is the most intriguing player on this list because of his ability to create plays outside of the pocket, but he is winless in five career NFL starts.
This is a key sign that the organization is not expecting anything from Andrew Luck this season. There is simply no reason to bring in another quarterback if Luck is going to return in the near future. While Jacoby Brissett has performed adequately as the starting quarterback this season, he has taken a lot of hits recently. Brissett has been sacked a total of 14 times in the last two games. The Indianapolis Colts know that they are one big hit away from only having Scott Tolzien as their only healthy quarterback on the roster, so they are preemptively preparing for a worst case scenario with the workout today.