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Colts trying to entice veteran QB out of retirement as Andrew Luck cover

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The Indianapolis Colts are facing up to life without Andrew Luck for the next few weeks at least as the franchise quarterback recovers from a lacerated kidney.

And, with Matt Hasselbeck as the only other quarterback on their active roster, the team has wasted little time attempting to recruit another QB.

Retirement plan

Rather than seek out cover from the current crop of NFL talent, however, it looks like the Colts are busy trying to entice a veteran quarterback out of retirement.


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According to ProFootballTalk, Indy have reached out to Jason Campbell since Luck's injury was confirmed.

Campbell, a former first-round pick by the Washington Redskins back in 2005, was most recently with the Cincinnati Bengals but retired after the 2014 season.

In 90 NFL games,79 as starter, the former Auburn star threw for 16,771 yards and 87 touchdowns.


The 33-year-old isn't totally unknown to the Colts staff, either. Campbell played under recently promoted offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski when the latter was head coach of the Cleveland Browns back in 2013.

Unfortunately for the Colts, and for those hoping to see Campbell back in the NFL, it looks like the quarterback is likely to spurn Indy's advances.

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the veteran is "highly unlikely" to return during the 2015 NFL season, although he did suggest the 2016 season was possible.

The Colts will be hoping they won't be needing Campbell back then. Still, with Luck likely out for a couple of games at least, they will need to find someone to backup Hasselbeck.

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