Colts’ Andrew Luck ruled out of Thursday’s game against Steelers
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Colts announced this afternoon that Andrew Luck has officially been ruled out for Thursday’s game against the Steelers.
Luck suffered a concussion in last Sunday’s game against the Titans.
Scott Tolzien and Stephen Morris are the two quarterbacks currently on the active roster.
Tolzien has the more experience of the two and has worked with the first-team offense during various practices this season.
The drawback to Morris is that he’s never been active for an NFL game and has quarterbacked the scout team for the past two and a half months.
A strong 2016 preseason initially kept Morris on the Colts active roster. This preseason Morris was 39-of-61 (63.9%) for 531 yards, 4 touchdowns and 1 interception. Morris had a 106.7 rating and added 8 carries for 50 yards and a rushing touchdown.
Injuries early in 2016 forced the Colts to remove Morris from their 53-man roster. He’s been on the practice squad since.
While the expectation remains that Tolzien will start versus Pittsburgh, the Colts have used a two-quarterback system in a game before.
In last year’s regular season finale, the Colts used Josh Freeman for the majority of the game, while Ryan Lindley took the two-minute reps.
The short week the Colts are in the midst of though, with just walk-through practices, would likely impact how much they could involve Morris into the game plan.