Andrew Luck Aug 9, 2018; Seattle, WA, USA; Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) talks with a teammate on the sideline during the second quarter against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Andrew Luck made the stunning decision to walk away from football after the 2018 season.

Now, he’s back.

Sorry, New York Jets fans, he’s not coming out of retirement to replace the injured Aaron Rodgers.

The Mercury-News reported Thursday that the former star quarterback has joined the coaching staff at California’s Palo Alto High School. The school is right across the street from Stanford, where Luck starred in college before joining the Indianapolis Colts as the No. 1 overall pick in 2012.

Luck is currently enrolled at Stanford to pursue his Master’s in Education, with the goal of being a high school coach and history teacher. He’s cutting his coaching teeth at the prep level with Palo Alto’s JV team, where he spends two days a week working with players.

Players have been amazed at how quickly he’s learned the team’s system.

“The first week he got here, we have our whole playbook and he walks in not knowing any of our plays,” Palo Alto senior quarterback Declan Packer told The Mercury News.

“The next day he comes, he knew every single play. It was crazy – he knows everything about football.”

Luck played six seasons in the NFL, earning four Pro Bowl selections, before a shoulder injury forced him out of the sport.


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