Andrew Luck wouldn't mind being teammates with Jonathan Martin again.
During Pro Football Talk on NBCSN, via PFT's Mike Florio, the burgeoning star quarterback said he would be in favor of the Indianapolis Colts acquiring his former Stanford teammate, whose future with the Miami Dolphins is currently up in the air.
“I’d say I love Jon," said Luck. "We had a great time at Stanford together, still stay in touch with him regularly and I think he’s a great man."
According to CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora, the Dolphins want to bring back Martin, who left the team last season after accusing fellow offensive lineman Richie Incognito of bullying and harassment. But as La Canfora pointed out, Martin's agents have made clear the soon-to-be third-year player isn't interested in returning.
Should he end up elsewhere, the Colts make a lot of sense.
Not only do Luck and Martin clearly already have an established—and still-standing—repertoire, but as NFL.com's Ian Rapoport noted, there are other young former Cardinal players in Indianapolis who would welcome the now polarizing offensive lineman:
On #Colts roster are Jonathan Martin’s ex-teammates like Andrew Luck, Coby Fleener and Griff Whalen. A welcoming locker room. Colts need OTs— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 26, 2014
The latter part of that claim is a little more debatable, as the Colts are pretty solid at the tackle position with Anthony Castonzo on the left and Gosder Cherilus on the right.
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Still, depth on the offensive line is never a bad thing, and Martin brings with him 23 career starts on both sides of the line. He has struggled to consistently live up to his billing as a second-round pick, but it would be interesting if a change in environment helped bring out the potential he flashed as a two-time All-American in Palo Alto.
For now, though, it's merely speculation. Martin is still a member of the Dolphins, and Stephen Ross and new general manger Dennis Hickey are still working to bring him back, as the O-line situation in Miami is a complete mess.
If Martin does find himself looking for a new suitor, though, he knows he'll have an old teammate endorsing him.