During the game against the Bears, the shocking news came out that Andrew Luck is retiring from the NFL at the age of 29.
Shocking. That’s the word that best describes this news. Andrew Luck has retired from the NFL at the age of 29 after only 7 years of playing football. He leaves after being the NFL Comeback Player of the Year in 2018 after throwing 35 touchdown passes.
This news was delivered via ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Twitter.
According to Schefter, Luck is mentally worn down and ready to move on from the NFL. This is clearly related to the numerous amount of injuries that Luck has had to deal with, including his calf strain/ankle injury that he has dealt with this year.
This news is devastating to the Colts. Luck leaves a team that had Super Bowl aspirations and had built a solid, young core. Now, Jacoby Brissett has to lead the team into 2019. The future is all of a sudden incredibly uncertain around this organization.
Luck leaves after being the number 1 overall pick in 2012. He was billed as the next great franchise quarterback. He was thought to have been the best prospect since John Elway. Instead, he retires as one of the biggest what ifs in the league’s history.
As far as the Colts are concerned, they are absolutely finished this season. Jacoby Brissett is good, but he’s not great. Luck was great. The Colts now transform from being a Super Bowl contender to a team with a possible losing record. That’s how big this news is.
We will keep you updated with any further information that comes from this. But Andrew Luck is done with the NFL at the young age of 29.