As of now, it looks like the Los Angeles Rams could be facing the Indianapolis Colts without Andrew Luck in Week 1.
While the Los Angeles Rams continue to get ready for the upcoming 2017 NFL season, one of the main questions heading into Week 1 has been whether Andrew Luck would be healthy enough to suit up for the Indianapolis Colts. For weeks, the Colts made it seem like Luck’s shoulder would be healthy enough to have the quarterback ready by the time the regular season arrived, but with only two weeks remaining until that time comes, that may no longer be the case.
In fact, ESPN reporter Mike Wells, who covers Indianapolis, recently discussed how the odds are against Luck playing in Week 1, which means the team would be forced to roll with Scott Tolzien instead. And if that is in fact the case, the Rams may find themselves with a major advantage over the Colts.
With all due respect to Tolzien, this preseason is the perfect example of just how much trouble Indianapolis may be on offense without Luck in the lineup after seeing how poorly they’ve played over the first two games. From a production standpoint, the comparison isn’t even close between the two quarterbacks, and if Luck is in fact unable to go for the first game, expect Wade Phillips to take full advantage on the defensive side of the football.
After seeing the way they’ve played in preseason, Los Angeles is beginning to see some hype when it comes to the expectations for the 2017 NFL season. This first game against the Colts will certainly be a huge test to see where this team stands, but the Rams seem up for the challenge, especially if the defense has one less thing to worry about if Luck is out of the lineup.