Andrew Luck is retiring from football

Andrew Luck is retiring from football

Brissett, whom the Colts acquired two years ago in a trade with the New England Patriots, is entering his fourth National Football League season.

Luck will have a press conference on Sunday to make it official.

Luck, 29, told team officials that he is mentally exhausted and worn out after seven seasons with the Colts.


The No 1 overall pick out of Stanford in 2012, Luck was widely considered the best quarterback prospect to enter the National Football League since Peyton Manning in 1998. As a result of his return to the gridiron, Luck was awarded the AP Comeback Player of the Year that season.

Jacoby Brissett will become the Colts' starting quarterback this season. He battled rib and shoulder issues for much of 2015 and 2016, then sat out the entire 2017 season after undergoing offseason shoulder surgery.

Colts fans have every right to be upset over the news, but they should not be booing Luck.


Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson, who was in the same draft class as Luck, said he found out from offensive tackle Duane Brown before the Seahawks' game against the Los Angeles Chargers and was surprised, like everyone else.

Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay expressed his gratitude for everything Luck was able to give the franchise over the last seven-plus years. "But we know we must go forward".

Luck was seen in street clothes on the sideline and addressed reporters after the game. While it's certainly not the way he wanted to go out, Luck doesn't have any ill-will toward the game itself. In 2014, he threw for 4,761 yards and 40 touchdowns in leading the Colts to an 11-5 record and a berth in the AFC Championship Game. Sharp. Loves football. can not wait to support him and see him lead this team. Brissett started 15 of Indianapolis' 16 games in 2017, completing 59 percent of his passes at an average of 6.6 yards per attempt, while throwing for 13 touchdowns and 7 interceptions. As in: Three of his five were from 30 or fewer yards, including a 21-yarder in the first half of Saturday's game.


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