Filed to ESPN: Andrew Luck has informed the Colts he is retiring from the NFL, per source. There will be a press conference Sunday to make it official, but Luck is mentally worn down, and now checking out.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 25, 2019
In a surprising change of events, and at just 29 years old, QB Andrew Luck of the Indianapolis Colts has decided to call it a career.
The news has taken the whole league by storm, just ask our pal, Pat McAfee:
Luck, who has dealt with a history of injuries throughout his career, has reportedly checked out, citing that he is mentally and physically worn out to continue on his legacy. He didn’t even show up to training camp this preseason.
Luck was the #1 overall pick of the Indianapolis Colts back in 2012 when he was taken out of Stanford University. He was the heir apparent to Peyton Manning, as Indianapolis entered a period to let Luck become the leader of the franchise as they allowed Peyton Manning to move on to the Denver Broncos. In a little over 7 years, Luck has made the Pro Bowl four times, as well as was named the NFL Comeback Player of the Year last season after sitting out for all of 2017. Luck and the Colts came close to the Super Bowl back in 2014, but they ran into the dynasty of the 2000s and now in the New England Patriots.
Jacoby Brissett likely becomes the starting quarterback for this season for the Indianapolis Colts. The Colts are coming off of a 10-6 campaign in 2018 where they made the playoffs as a Wild Card team and beat the Texans on the road before falling to the mighty Kansas City Chiefs in the Divisional Round. How the Colts move on will be interesting, especially with high expectations for an offense that contains T.Y. Hilton, Eric Ebron, and Marlon Mack, as well as rookie wideout Paris Campbell out of Ohio State University.
Check out Luck’s Career Stats Here:
I mean fuck my fantasy team right??😂 guess I’m rolling with DC week 1 https://t.co/mA1jFJKWLm— Trashman Ronnie (@TrashmanRonnie) August 25, 2019
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