INDIANAPOLIS – Chuck Pagano should probably have a recording ready when the inevitable question comes.
Do you have an update on Andrew Luck?
A shrug, and a slight smile, usually comes first from Pagano.
The ones asking the question know the likely answer coming.
At the same time, Pagano understands why the question is being asked.
The franchise quarterback is sidelined for the offseason program after having right shoulder surgery in January.
So, on Wednesday, Pagano fielded the predictable question on Luck.
"Doing great," Pagano said. "I've got to give you the same thing. He's doing well rehabbing every single day. He's a coach out there on the field. He's in the meetings. He's doing everything, but taking snaps. But he's taking every one of them from a mental standpoint. He's doing a great job with Scott (Tolzien), Stephen (Morris) and our young rookie Phillip (Walker). He's doing a great job with the tight ends, wideouts and backs.
"Obviously, (Luck) knows the offense inside and out so it's like having another coach on the field. Great sounding board for Scott, Stephen and Phil for when they come off the field – 'What did you see? Why did you go there? What would you have done?' Somebody that they'll go to and they'll get immediate feedback not only from (quarterbacks coach Brian Schottenheimer) but from Andrew."
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The Colts remain mum on dishing out a specific timeframe for when Luck might get back to taking physical reps on the practice field.
Right now, it's Tolzien handling the vast majority of first-team reps with the Colts trying to simulate things as close to possible to what the offense will have in the fall.
On Wednesday, Pagano was also asked about the Colts possibly carrying three quarterbacks on their 53-man roster this year.
It's something they have not done in years past.
Any decision on that would likely come down to overall team health, especially of No. 12.
"I think that's all TBA," Pagano said of having three quarterbacks on the 53-man roster. "Kind of wait and see how we're doing there and how things progress."
The same can be said for when Andrew Luck will start throwing the pigskin around again.
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