In an unprecedented move, Andrew Luck announces his retirement two weeks before the start of the season. According to Ian Rapoport Luck has been mulling retirement for two weeks.
Drafted out of Stanford number one overall by the Indianapolis Colts Luck was entering his seventh year. Ever since entering the league Luck has dealt with injuries. He was sacked over 100 times in his first three years. Lacerated kidney in 2015, torn labarum and sprain ac joint in his throwing shoulder in 2017. Multiple other injuries have occurred over Luck career as well.
Last year was a turnaround year for Andrew Luck who played all 16 games and threw for 4593 and 39 TDS. Coming into this season there were Superbowl hopes with one of the best offensive lines in the league and Luck behind center.
In his first six years luck was putting up Hall of Fame numbers.
A source told Adam Schefter that Luck was mentally exhausted and said that the quarterback had met with Colts owner Jim Irsay about his decision. A roster bonus of 6 million dollars was due to Luck on the Sept. 17th. By retiring Luck leaves 64 million dollars on the table.
The reigns have been turn over to Jacoby Brissett as the Colts now must scramble to pick up the pieces. Something to keep in mind Brissett enters free agency this coming off-season.