Indianapolis Colts fans are starting to get anxious about Andrew Luck and his surgically-repaired shoulder, but the team finally provided a positive update on Sunday. Better be safe than sorry, because without Luck, the Colts will have no chance of postseason play in 2017. Irsay wouldn't guarantee that Luck would be under center for the team's season opener, but he does think he will be ready to play near the beginning of the season. So clearly, the Colts are seeing some good things from their quarterback.
This statement was preceded by Colts general manager Chris Ballard saying Luck is stronger perhaps right now than he was all of past year.
Luck has obviously been extremely banged up for nearly all of the past two seasons, so it makes sense that the Colts' medical staff would want to bring him along extremely slowly.
None of the Colts' backup quarterback options looked promising in Sunday's preseason game. Scott Tolzien went 2/5 for 25 yards, Phillip Walker went 9/20 for 86 yards, and Stephen Morris went 13/20 for 94 yards.