Colts place QB Andrew Luck on injured reserve
- Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported Thursday that the Indianapolis Colts will place quarterback Andrew Luck on injured reserve and he will miss the entire 2017 season. Luck had surgery on his right shoulder in January and has been unable to recover enough to get back on the field this year.
- Despite playing with the injured shoulder last season, Luck was PFF’s fourth ranked quarterback in 2016 with a 91.6 overall grade. His 11 touchdowns and 1161 passing yards on deep throws (targets 20 or more yards downfield) ranked second and fourth respectively.
- The Colts will go forward with Jacoby Brissett as their starting quarterback for 2017. His 75.3 PFF grade ranks 23rd at quarterback through Week 8.
- Brissett has done well throwing the ball downfield this season, as he ranks fifth with a 47.8 percent adjusted completion percentage on deep passes. He has struggled under pressure, ranking 22nd with a 57.2 passer rating when pressured.