NFL Twitter reminisces about the career of Andrew Luck

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA - DECEMBER 23: Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA - DECEMBER 23: Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) /

Fans take to Twitter to appreciate former Indianapolis Colts quarterback, Andrew Luck.

Oftentimes on Twitter the name Andrew Luck is trending and it’s usually never clear why. It’s been three years since the former Indianapolis Colts quarterback has taken his last snap and two and a half years since Luck formally announced his retirement.

Most of the social media conversation is usually an appreciation of Luck’s abilities and about how his retirement at just 29 years old is still tough to accept.

One of the things that sparked the latest trend of Luck’s name was the anniversary of the 2013 Wild Card game between the Colts and the Chiefs. In that game, Luck engineered the largest comeback in franchise history to advance Indianapolis to the next round of the playoffs.

Eight years ago Andrew Luck led historic Colts comeback

In that playoff game, Luck completed 29-of-45 passes for 443 yards, four touchdowns, and three interceptions. Additionally, this was only Luck’s second year in the league.

He hit the scene and immediately begin delivering on all expectations, making the Pro Bowl in all of his first three years. In his six seasons of play with Indy, Luck played in 86 games, throwing for 23,671 yards and 171 touchdowns. He also added 1,590 rushing yards and 14 touchdowns on the ground.

The memories prompted some to imagine Luck on the current Indianapolis team with Jonathan Taylor, the elite offensive line, and Michael Pittman Jr.

With all respect to Carson Wentz, it’s fair to say this current Colts team with a prime Andrew Luck would be even more threatening than they already are. But, this thought process may only bring Indy fans more pain than excitement.

It’s extremely unlikely that Luck will walk back into Indianapolis’ facilities to suit up again. The fantasy lineups may be fun to think about, but it’s the memories that Colts fans will always have to cherish.