INDIANAPOLIS – Lost in the shuffle of the main reason for Jim Irsay calling a press conference over the weekend, was an update on Andrew Luck.
Expanding on his tweet the previous week about Luck's right shoulder surgery, Irsay offered this on the health of his franchise quarterback.
"Obviously, Andrew had shoulder surgery and I think he is going to be a lot better off because of it and he is doing great right now," Irsay said this past Saturday.
The health of Luck and his outlook for 2017 is something that Irsay will likely have to address during the process of hiring a new general manger.
When Irsay first announced Luck's surgery last week, the Owner said No. 12 "will be ready for (the 2017) season."
One advantage that Luck will face this offseason, compared to last, is not having to incorporate himself in a new offense.
Off-season reps for Luck last year were extra important with new offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski implementing a new system.
Irsay said over the weekend that Chuck Pagano will return for a sixth season, therefore the offensive playbook should remain the same.
With Pagano returning, the Colts are eligible to begin their offseason program on April 17.
It remains to be seen how the shoulder surgery for Luck will impact his workload during OTAs and into Training Camp.
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