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HOLY CRAP LUCK JUST RETIRED!

Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:44 pm

Andrew Luck retired, and I can't even link to ESPN because the entire website crashed around the same time.

https://www.profootballrumors.com/2019/ ... g-from-nfl

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Re: HOLY CRAP LUCK JUST RETIRED!

Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:57 pm

1. We do have an NFL thread.

2. I need a drink...
On second thought, let's not go to TechReport. Tis a silly place.
 
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Re: HOLY CRAP LUCK JUST RETIRED!

Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:00 pm

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1. We do have an NFL thread.

2. I need a drink...


That's technically an NFL 2019 thread, and since Luck won't be playing in the NFL in 2019, I think it deserves its own thread.
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Re: HOLY CRAP LUCK JUST RETIRED!

Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:28 pm

Really sucks for Colts fans. I wonder, is he now responsible for paying back a portion of his signing bonus based on a fraction of however many unplayed years?

I think this is another outstanding example of why a max per-player salary should be implemented league-wide.
 
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Re: HOLY CRAP LUCK JUST RETIRED!

Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:33 pm

It may not seem like it with all the playing time he has missed, but I believe he is beyond his initial contract.
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Re: HOLY CRAP LUCK JUST RETIRED!

Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:54 pm

Vets are still often given signing bonuses; it isn’t just rookie contracts.

A quick google search says that he has 3 years remaining of a 5-year contract, and was given a 32 million signing bonus this time around. He should be on the hook for 3/5ths of that, or roughly 19.2mil, minus whatever credit for going through training camp and a partial preseason.
 
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Re: HOLY CRAP LUCK JUST RETIRED!

Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:10 pm

Dylan gets the booby prize for drafting Luck with the 67th overall pick of tonight's fantasy football live draft. :oops:
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Re: HOLY CRAP LUCK JUST RETIRED!

Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:47 pm

JustAnEngineer wrote:
Dylan gets the booby prize for drafting Luck with the 67th overall pick of tonight's fantasy football live draft. :oops:


LMAO! I pulled him off my pre-draft rankings 30 minutes before the draft and then got busy and forgot to come back for the draft :-?
 
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Re: HOLY CRAP LUCK JUST RETIRED!

Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:19 am

Okay, the resident Colts fan has had a few days to process. I don't think we're in bad shape. Brissett might not be as good as Luck, but he's been okay so far, and what Ballard has been doing to the roster should be good for most NFL QBs. Our season isn't DOA; we're just underdogs.

But in the meantime, I think we really need to pay Jacoby. He's only on contract for this season, and for a low cost of $2 mil. If he proves he can start in the NFL, he'll hit free agency with huge value, and we could end up in a bidding war. I'd get him up to at least $4 mil for this year as a starter, and get a midrange price for 2020. Basically, give him a "prove it" contract in the short term so--assuming he's good in 2019--we can negotiate a better long-term deal in 2020 to keep him in Indy (and also we won't be screwed if he flounders).

There aren't many QBs available at this point, so if we're looking for crazy options, we might be able to get Eli Manning for cheap. His issue in Jersey was his O-line. Stick him behind one of the best in the NFL with a solid receiving core and he'd be just fine.
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Re: HOLY CRAP LUCK JUST RETIRED!

Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:03 am

I wouldn't want Manning as a lame duck QB unless you think he's going to win you the Super Bowl this year, which he isn't. I agree that resigning Brissett to a cheap 2-year deal wouldn't be a bad idea. If he does exceptionally well this year, it would save you a good chunk of change for Year-2. It also then requires him to play well in the 2nd year to get paid.
 
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Re: HOLY CRAP LUCK JUST RETIRED!

Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:25 pm

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YOU CAN RUPTURE SOMEONE'S SPLEEN WITH A WATER BALLOON!!!!
 
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Re: HOLY CRAP LUCK JUST RETIRED!

Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:27 pm

I would have loved to have retired at 29.
 
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Re: HOLY CRAP LUCK JUST RETIRED!

Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:55 pm

Pagey wrote:
I would have loved to have retired at 29.

I didn't get my current job until I was 32.
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Re: HOLY CRAP LUCK JUST RETIRED!

Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:04 pm

Captain Ned wrote:
Pagey wrote:
I would have loved to have retired at 29.

I didn't get my current job until I was 32.


We = doing it wrong.
 
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Re: HOLY CRAP LUCK JUST RETIRED!

Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:34 pm

Pagey wrote:
Captain Ned wrote:
Pagey wrote:
I would have loved to have retired at 29.
I didn't get my current job until I was 32.

We = doing it wrong.

Don't ask JBI 8)
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Re: HOLY CRAP LUCK JUST RETIRED!

Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:41 pm

Captain Ned wrote:
Pagey wrote:
Captain Ned wrote:
I didn't get my current job until I was 32.

We = doing it wrong.

Don't ask JBI 8)


Clearly my exorbitant bank salary and your equally exorbitant regulatory examiner salary are just shy of being able to accomplish this feat.
 
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Re: HOLY CRAP LUCK JUST RETIRED!

Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:47 am

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/is ... ett-as-qb/
Josh Hermsmeyer wrote:
Among active QBs, Brisset ranks in the bottom 10 percent in completion percentage over expected. His poor performance is exacerbated by the fact that Brissett also doesn’t attack downfield as often as Luck did.

There’s really no sugar-coating the Colts’ 2019 prospects. Ballard’s options are unpalatable but clear: Try to win now with the team he’s assembled and risk being trapped in a purgatory of mediocrity while the cheap talent ages out of their early contracts, or front-load the pain and tank this season in an attempt to secure a high pick in what looks to be a promising quarterback draft class.
Tanking for Tua?


https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/274 ... iler-visit
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The Indianapolis Colts had free-agent quarterback Brock Osweiler in for a visit Tuesday. The Colts are looking for a veteran backup quarterback to play behind starter Jacoby Brissett following the surprising retirement of Andrew Luck.
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Re: HOLY CRAP LUCK JUST RETIRED!

Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:40 am

JustAnEngineer wrote:
https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/is-there-much-hope-for-the-colts-with-jacoby-brissett-as-qb/
Josh Hermsmeyer wrote:
Among active QBs, Brisset ranks in the bottom 10 percent in completion percentage over expected. His poor performance is exacerbated by the fact that Brissett also doesn’t attack downfield as often as Luck did.

There’s really no sugar-coating the Colts’ 2019 prospects. Ballard’s options are unpalatable but clear: Try to win now with the team he’s assembled and risk being trapped in a purgatory of mediocrity while the cheap talent ages out of their early contracts, or front-load the pain and tank this season in an attempt to secure a high pick in what looks to be a promising quarterback draft class.
Tanking for Tua?
Is most of that data based on the 4-11 season? Because that isn't great frame of reference. That's like using the Jim Tomsula and Chip Kelly years as the baseline for Kaepernick. Or focusing entirely on Kirk Cousins' "record against winning teams" without examining the teams he was/is on. Most QBs have bad stats when their teams are bad.

Still, I see the dilemma. My hope is that we drafted/acquired enough talent that we have trade options if we need to. I wouldn't shoot for #1 overall (thatsbait.gif), but we might have a good enough system to draft and develop someone (or trade and develop someone else's first round QB).

https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/274 ... iler-visit
Field Yates wrote:
The Indianapolis Colts had free-agent quarterback Brock Osweiler in for a visit Tuesday. The Colts are looking for a veteran backup quarterback to play behind starter Jacoby Brissett following the surprising retirement of Andrew Luck.
Or maybe this guy? I still think Elway should have kept him in Denver with a large humble pie, but that's a different discussion. He wouldn't be a bad option as a backup, or even as a "compete for the job" guy.

EDIT and PS: The NFL 2019 thread will get updated tomorrow with Week 1 schedule, since there are ~30 more teams worth talking about.
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Re: HOLY CRAP LUCK JUST RETIRED!

Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:30 am

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Yeap. If QB salaries keep going up, expect to see more of this in the future. If you've got $100 million in the bank, why risk any sort of permanent injury? He's already set for life.

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