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Andrew Luck Will Play in Preseason Week One Against Seattle

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Fifteen days. That’s how long you have to wait to watch Andrew Luck play real, actual football. In fifteen days, we can put this dreadful saga to bed. That is because, as Frank Reich informed reporters today at the first day of training camp, they plan on Luck playing in the Colts’ first preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks.

If you giggled when you were reading that, it is okay. There is palpable excitement among Colts fans to get their star QB back on the field. At 10pm on August 9th, it is happening, and it is big news.

The Colts are an overlooked franchise, but Luck makes a lot of things possible. Apart from the ability to convert the Colts into a winning football program again, Luck simply makes games fun to watch.

As much as we want to see him back, perhaps no one is more excited to be there than Andrew Luck himself. Anthony Costanzo described him as “singularly focused” and said he was like Liam Neeson’s character in the movie Taken.

If like me, you’re picturing Andrew Luck mercilessly slaughtering his way through opponents on his way to take back what belongs to him, the AFC South title, then you know we have hit peak levels of football dehydration.

2017 did very little to quench my thirst for enjoyable football. Jacoby Brissett did an admirable job filling in for Luck. But with both unimaginative coaching, inconsistent play, and being ravaged by injuries, what the season really did was leave me feeling more parched than ever. Then the football drought set in and left us grasping at anything and every little drop to sate our withering thirst.

All that is okay now. It’s okay, because in fifteen days, we’re getting that long, cold drink. In fifteen days, like Liam Neeson, Andrew Luck begins coldly and methodically eliminating obstacles that stand in his way.