Andrew Luck is currently sitting on the sidelines for the Indianapolis Colts because of a shoulder injury. His name is still being mentioned in headlines because it is possible Luck might want out of Indy because of how bad they are.
The good news is teams don't have to worry about giving him a new contract. Luck's contract extension will kick in at the start of next season. It was five years worth $122.97 million. In his career, he has been to the playoffs a couple of times and has thrown for 19,078 yards 132 touchdowns and 68 interceptions.
Luck has also rushed for 1442 yards on 286 carries and 14 touchdowns in his career. He is 28 years old and is an exceptional talent when healthy. If the Colts traded him either mid-season or in the offseason, what teams would make the most sense?
1. New York Giants: Eli Manning is getting older and he has been average at best. Andrew Luck would be a good option because Geno Smith is bleh and Davis Webb is unproven. Luck would have Odell Beckham Jr. to throw to. He also has Brandon Marshall, Sterling Shepard, and Evan Engram. Luck also has an elite defense. Maybe when Luck rolls out with a weak offensive line it would open up the running game.
2. Arizona Cardinals: Carson Palmer is getting old and he is a turnover machine. The defense is talented. Luck would have David Johnson in the backfield to hand the ball off to. He has one of the best receivers in the game in Larry Fitzgerald.
3. Miami Dolphins: If the Jay Cutler experiment fails in Miami, Andrew Luck would be a good option. Adam Gase wouldn't really have any interest in going back to Ryan Tannehill. Miami has Jay Ajayi and Kenyan Drake in the backfield and Jarvis Landry, Kenny Stills, and DeVante Parker at wide receiver. The defense is average.
4. Pittsburgh Steelers: Ben Roethlisberger is an elite quarterback, but that isn't why Pittsburgh would maybe trade for Luck. They would only pull this off in the offseason if Big Ben decided to retire. Luck would have Le'Veon Bell, Antonio Brown, and Martavis Bryant. The defense is solid.
5. New Orleans Saints: This is another team that would make sense for Luck and that is only if Drew Brees decided to retire when his contract is up at the end of the year. Luck would have a good backfield to work with in Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara. Michael Thomas and Willie Snead are good receivers to work with and the offensive line isn't bad.
6. Minnesota Vikings: This is another team that would make sense for Luck and the Vikings would do this until the offseason. If they don't like the way Sam Bradford plays this season and if Teddy Bridgewater's knee is still not stable, Luck's services would be valuable to this team. He has two and possibly three good wideouts: Stefon Diggs, Adam Thielen, and Laquon Treadwell. Luck would have Dalvin Cook in the backfield and an upgraded offensive line. Luck would have a defense to help him out. Mike Zimmer would be happy to have him if it ever came down to that.