In a surprising move Indianapolis Colts quaterback Andrew Luck has informed the Colts that he will retire from football. He will announce the news in a press conference on Sunday. Luck told the team it was due to mental fatigue. He has been dealing with a calf injury during training camp. Luck Will be forfeiting $58. 1 million when he retires that is a lot of money.
The #Colts have known that QB Andrew Luck was seriously mulling retiring for at least two weeks. He’s married, he plans to travel the world, and once the love for the game waned, it sounds like he wanted to step away. So, he did.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 25, 2019
In Luck’s seven NFL seasons he struggled with a lot of injuries. He battled injuries in much of 2015 season and 2016 seasons. Luck sat out the 2017 season after undergoing shoulder surgery. In 2018, Luck came back and looked like his former shelf as the season went on.
Andrew Luck missed practice all this week and missed the preseason game against the Bears, but the Colts were optimistic about Luck returning. But Luck made up his mind to retire it seems like. Since Luck is going to retire, it is Jacoby Brissett time to shine. Brissett started for the Colts in 2017, when Luck was out with his shoulder injury.
Brissett threw for 3,098 passing yards and 13 touchdowns while starting in 2017.
The former Stanford quarterback was the number one overall pick in 2012 NFL draft. In his career, he threw for 23,600 passing yards and 171 touchdowns in six seasons. Last season, Luck threw for 4,593 passing yards and 39 touchdowns.
The news of Luck retiring is very shocking; they could not have happened at a worse time for the Colts. The season is right around the corner, and the Colts will not have Luck at quarterback. One of the crazy things, Luck was standing on the sidelines with the Colts as news of his retirement broke. It will be interesting to see how this will play out. Could Luck sit out the season and come back next year refreshed, because $ 58.1 million is a lot to walk away from.