INDIANAPOLIS — Has Andrew Luck finally turned in his ancient flip phone for a smartphone?
No. No he has not.
But, he did get a new flip phone this week.
The Indianapolis Colts quarterback on Thursday shared on his Facebook account that his mobile carrier had hooked him up with a new phone.
In June, Luck became the recipient of the most lucrative contract in NFL history, and many wondered if the fifth-year Stanford product was going to splurge on the newest smartphone for himself.
Not the case, he told USA Today's Tom Pelissero earlier this month.
"One, I like it. It's a comfort thing," Luck said of not giving up the flip phone lifestyle. "I think anybody can appreciate that, if you're used to that. … Two, I don't think I want to be connected 24/7, and this phone is maybe sort of a reminder that you don't have to be connected. And it's nice to get away. It's nice to turn your phone off."
Luck's phone at that time — and his new one, we assume — can send and receive text messages, and for all the newest crazes in apps and technology, he says he has an iPad.
"What else do you need?" Luck asked. "I'm not a Luddite."
Luddite | Ludd·ite | Noun: "One of a group of early 19th century English workmen destroying laborsaving machinery as a protest; broadly : one who is opposed to especially technological change." Thank you, Merriam Webster.
Nice word choice, Andrew. Looks like his "Andrew Luck Book Club" is paying huge dividends.
While many of us (including the author of this article) remain glued to their smartphones, Luck is obviously content with what's gotten him to this point in life.
Smartphone or flip phone — or rotary phone — he's back on the field and healthy for the Indianapolis Colts, and that's all that should matter to his fans and his organization.