Colts RB Nyheim Hines: Don’t Look For Andrew Luck To Come Out Of Retirement

We all want to see the “he’s back” headlines, right?

Andrew Luck has now been out of the league for two seasons, and it’s still a bummer. He was only 29 years old when he made the decision to leave, which means we possibly missed out on another decade of the fun-loving beard.

He’s only 31 now, too, and that means there’s still a chance at a comeback, which we all wish could — and would — happen.

After a lot of speculation and rumors over the last several days, it looks like we are getting further and further away from any potential return. The latest evidence comes from Luck’s former teammate and current Indianapolis Colts running back Nyheim Hines.

During a recent segment with Charean Williams on PFT PM, Hines was asked about the possibility. His response was less than encouraging.

“Absolutely not,” Hines said, via Pro Football Talk. “I don’t see it at all.”

Well, that’s unfortunate. The Colts are on the brink of having something special, and Luck would go a long way in helping the franchise make another Super Bowl push. Instead, Indianapolis will need to look elsewhere for a quarterback.

Hines apparently doesn’t have any preferences, either.

“I trust in [G.M.] Chris Ballard and [owner] Jim Irsay and everybody on our staff to make the right choice for our team,” Hines said. “They’ve been doing a great job, and we’ve put a pretty good squad together over the past three years with Coach Frank Reich. I think whoever they bring in, they’re gonna be great for our organization.”

Hines is correct on Ballard and Reich putting together a good squad. This team isn’t perfect, but it’s good enough to be one of the top teams in the league — as long as it has consistent, effective play at the quarterback position.

Hopefully that comes one way or the other.

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Written by Clint Lamb

Clint Lamb is a College Football Writer for OutKick. Managing Editor for Roll Tide Wire. Sports radio host for The Bullpen on 730/103.9 The UMP. Co-host for The 'Bama Beat podcast through The Tuscaloosa News and


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  1. I’m sure he daydreams of glory days, watches games knowing he could do better, and probably thinks out loud with his wife about what it would be like playing in a super bowl. But… Then he will remember how he gets out of bed now each morning without wincing or groaning, how he doesn’t have to lift and run and stretch and ice every day, how he doesn’t have to sit at his locker dead tired answering questions from a pack of wolves waiting for him to say one thing out of line, and how he can go where he wants doing what he wants whenever he wants. Right after that thought he will give Irsay the “thanks but no thanks.” I could be wrong, but that’s why I don’t think it’s happening.

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