Andrew Luck retired from football in 2019. But the Washington Commanders were hoping they could change his mind.

Before the 2022 season, the Commanders didn’t have a solid plan for the quarterback position. With Taylor Heinicke at the top of their depth chart, the team scoured the market.

“They called every team that might have a quarterback available,” ESPN insider John Keim reported. “They even phoned the retired Andrew Luck, just in case.”

Luck was drafted No. 1 overall by the Indianapolis Colts in 2012. A four-time Pro Bowler, Luck shocked fans when he abruptly retired just two weeks before the start of the 2019 season.

He cited injury as the primary reason for his early retirement.