The Indianapolis Colts selected Stanford QB Andrew Luck with the first overall selection in the 2012 NFL Draft but as the Colts opened their rookie OTA, Luck was absent. Luck is currently back at Stanford, finishing up two college classes. Luck is finishing up his degree in architectural design.
According to Colts head coach Chuck Pagano, Luck is working out on the Stanford campus in the mornings before his classes start. “He does football in the morning. I just talked to him last night, and it’s killing him not to be here”, said Pagano. Since Luck will not be attending the team’s rookie camp, he is prohibited from attending any camp until his classes wrap up. Luck’s classes conclude on June 7 and he has informed the team that he will be joining the team the next day in time to attend the team’s mandatory minicamp which opens on June 12.
Head coach Chuck Pagano did not seem thrilled about Luck’s absence while speaking to reporters.
“For him to be here, taking snaps, building chemistry, the timing with the offense, timing with receivers, all those kind of things..it’s days lost. It’s like money you never get back. It’d be awesome to have him here, but we’re going to make do” said Pagano.