Taken aback by Andrew Luck's surprise retirement, the Indianapolis Colts began their search for a substitute quarterback.
They invited three ghosts to take part in trials: Matt Cassel, Brandon Weeden and Brock Osweiler, reports NFL Network, Friday.
Luck's early retirement has made Jacoby Brissett the new Colts' No. 1 seed, with Chad Kelly and Phillip Walker also in the lineup.
The latter, however, are inexperienced. Unlike three-quarters of the guests, they never started a match in the NFL.
Of the lot, Cassel is by far the one with the best track record. The 37-year-old has played 107 games in 14 seasons, successively with the New England Patriots, Kansas City Chiefs, Minnesota Vikings, Buffalo Bills, Dallas Cowboys, Tennessee Titans and the Detroit Lions, with whom he played two games in 2018. He totals 17,508 yards of air gains and 104 touchdowns.
Osweiler has played seven games, including five starts, with the Miami Dolphins last season. He has played 49 games since the beginning of his career, raising 7418 yards through the air and 37 touchdowns. In addition to the Dolphins, he has worn the Denver Broncos uniform for five years (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017) and Houston Texans in 2016.
As for Weeden, he was used for one game with the Texans in 2018. His last attempted pass was in 2015.