After a day off, the Buccaneers were back at practice on Sunday as they prepare for their final preseason game. And with the shoulder injury to backup quarterback Blaine Gabbert, the team made some news on Saturday when they signed quarterback Vincent Testaverde Jr. But the NFL was impacted by more news about a quarterback on Saturday night when Colts quarterback Andrew Luck announced his retirement.
Luck, who was the first overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, played his rookie year for Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians. Arians started the 2012 season as Luck's offensive coordinator but became the Colts interim head coach when Chuck Pagano, who was the head coach at the time, took an indefinite medical leave of absence in September of that year.
Arians coached the Colts from week five through week 16, leading Luck & the team to a 9-3 record. And for his efforts, Arians won the AP NFL Coach of the Year Award.
When he met with the media on Sunday after the Buccaneers practice, Arians reflected on that season coaching Luck plus the relationship that was formed. And from his comments in the video below, Arians holds Luck in the highest regard.
With Gabbert's injury & quarterback Jameis Winston not playing on Thursday, Arians also added in his interview with the media that Testaverde will see a lot of action in Dallas against the Cowboys.
Click below to hear the full interview with the media