Andrew Luck appeared in front of the media Monday for the first time since December speaking optimistically about his return to the field, but the details surrounding that day still feel intangible.
Game Mens Mark Clayton Jersey The Colts’ franchise quarterback revealed he’s moving cautiously through his offseason rehab after some questionable decisions prolonged the process last year, forcing him to miss the entire 2017 season following surgery that January on his right throwing shoulder. The hesitation over how far is too far still appears to drive his actions.
Behind Jacoby Brissett, whom the Colts acquired in a trade with the Patriots in the offseason as quarterback insurance, Indianapolis went 4-12 and failed to make the playoffs for the third straight season. In each of Luck’s first three seasons, after he was selected No. 1 overall in the 2012 draft, the Colts went 11-5 and made the playoffs. Luck didn’t miss a single game and made the Pro Bowl each year, results that earned him the richest NFL contract at the time, a six-year, $140 extension he signed before the 2016 season.
Manziel has gained something of an interested audience as his redemption tour continues. NFL scouts watched and were impressed by him when he threw at the pro days at San Diego and Texas A&M. Manziel was approached by Patriots brass after the one at his alma mater.
I wasn’t surprised [he looked good at the Texas A&M pro day], an evaluator told Yahoo Sports. As long as he wasn’t out of shape, I thought he’d probably throw well and he did. 鈥?He’s got talent. He’s always had talent. It’s just a lot of [stuff] there getting in his way. But just on talent, he’s Rogie Vachon Authentic Jersey better than a lot of quarterbacks on [NFL] rosters and he’s better than a lot of guys that will get drafted [this month].
Though few doubt Manziel’s talent, many still question his maturity in the wake of past transgressions, including a 2016 domestic violence incident involving ex-girlfriend Colleen Crowley, as well as his presence on social media.
With a curious audience tuned in to Manziel’s every move, the quarterback has the potential to pique their interest more by going off the social media grid completely.
If he’s trying to sell himself as something different, start with that. There are so many things to deal with already. 鈥?Social media is a big negative for anyone who wants to sign him. It’s like, ‘Be willing to sacrifice something that is clearly extremely important to you,’ the evaulator said.