Andrew Luck dropped a bomb on us Colts fans in the third quarter of the third preseason game. Andrew Luck is officially retired and here are my thoughts on Luck. Full discloser I am not mad about the decision.
Dearest Andrew Luck. (Capt. Andrew Luck twitter account)
It sucks Colts fans. We’ve been blindsided by this news, so close to the season, but in reality we can’t say we didn’t see it coming. Maybe not this soon but was coming. From lack of information on the injuries this season and in 2017 with the shoulder. We had to think time wasn’t on our side with him and unfortunately for the health of his career I do believe this was a smart move for him. It sucks plain and simple but I respect the decision and am thankful for everything that Luck has done for the organization and the city.
People will go on Twitter and call Andrew “soft” or “weak” but the reality is that Andrew Luck is one of toughest players to play the game. To endure the amount of punishment he took behind the worst offensive line in football to get back up every play and say it’s alright man or good hit man. I will not stand for the blatant disrespect. One of the best competitors in the game and the toughest guys on the field. Andrew Luck spent a lot of days at Riley’s Children’s hospital. He’s truly one of the best on and off the field to wear the shoe.
As a Colts fan I am truly devastated by the news. I truly did shed a tear for my Quarterback. He was truly one of the best the Colts that we have ever seen. We have seen Andrew since 2012 and he’s had some truly magical moments and it’s a shame we won’t be seeing him anymore. He truly is one of my favorite players of all time. I truly enjoyed watching him on Sunday’s.
I wish Andrew Luck the best always and wish him nothing but a happy retirement. At the end of the day injuries take a toll on his mind and mental state. Reading everything that’s been said about him and the injuries had to have gotten to him. Another injury to his ankle pushed him over the wall. He’s got a child on the way and retiring now instead of playing and possibly being seriously hurt again would put his future at a risk.
Andrew Luck is going to travel the world and do big things. I wish his family the absolute best. He’s going to be an incredible father in the coming months and he’s going to actually physically be there for his family. I couldn’t be happier to see him walk away from football on his own time.
It’s a damn shame the last time you walked off a field that you helped made relevant again after Peyton was gone you got boo’d. I understand the frustration from the fans but it was unacceptable and on behalf of the Coltsnation we apologize and appreciate everything you’ve done for us.
I couldn’t have asked for a better quarterback to lead my team for the past 7 years and I’m grateful that I got to the opportunity to see Andrew play on multiple occasions. Cheers to retirement Andrew have a fantasy retirement. You’ll always be a Colt and hoosier for life.