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One of the best quarterbacks in the league just retired. No it wasn't the aging Brady, Brees or Eli Manning.. It's 29-year-old Andrew Luck, QB of the Colts.
He made the announcement of his retirement after a preseason game:
"This is not an easy decision. Honestly, it's the hardest decision of my life. But it is the right decision for me," Luck told reporters after Indianapolis' preseason game Saturday night. "For the last four years or so, I've been in this cycle of injury, pain, rehab, injury, pain, rehab, and it's been unceasing, unrelenting, both in-season and offseason, and I felt stuck in it. The only way I see out is to no longer play football."
After some thought this makes a lot of sense for Luck. Perhaps no quarterback in recent history has dealt with more injuries than him in his career. He had to sit out the entire 2017 season and I don't think he's ever had a fully healthy season. I think he has played a full season, but always with nagging injuries and many games with doubt he would even be able to go.
Luck wants to travel the world and be done with all the pain. Can't blame him in the slightest for wanting to move on. Its just shocking and historic for one of the best players in the league to retire before their 30th birthday, especially when everyone thinks that if he were to remain healthy he would be a sure first ballot hall of famer.
Luck was always one of my favorite QBs. He had an amazing ability to turn games around in the 3rd and especially 4th quarters of games where I thought for sure they were out of it. Maybe the numbers don't back it up but he always felt to me with the eyeball test as one of the greatest comeback QBs ever.
Happy for him and a bit shocked. Looks like Jacoby Brissett will be the Colt's starting QB for the foreseeable future.