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Saturday, August 24, 2019

Andrew Luck has informed the Indianapolis Colts that he is retiring from the NFL, a source told ESPN. Luck, who turns 30 on Sept. 12, already has met with Colts owner Jim Irsay to tell him that he is retiring, the source said. There will be a news conference Sunday to make it official, but Luck is mentally worn down, and now checking out, the source said.

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Damnit Noooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

#1 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2019-08-24 09:53 PM | Reply

Luck was just a so-so QB. He never had greatness in him.

#2 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-08-24 09:58 PM | Reply

Really unfortunate. Great player at Stanford and smart kid.

#3 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-08-24 10:00 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Good news for the Texans but given tonight's performance against the Cowboys I don't know that it matters.

#4 | Posted by et_al at 2019-08-24 10:04 PM | Reply

Smart guy.
He'll likely still be able to walk and think when he turns 50.

#5 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-08-24 10:29 PM | Reply

Sad, but good for him!

#6 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-08-24 11:18 PM | Reply

Luck was just a so-so QB. He never had greatness in him.
#2 | POSTED BY SHEEPLESCHISM

Not Brady, Montana greatness, but he was more a Steve Young, all heart! Hence his retirement, once his heart wasn't in it.......

#7 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-08-24 11:19 PM | Reply

He's not a Hall of Fame candidate.

#8 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-08-24 11:23 PM | Reply

He was solid NFL starter with brains enough to call it quits while he can still walk without too much of a limp. He has his whole life ahead of him, and there are more important things than football.

A terrible blow for Indie, though, who has an otherwise top-notch team.

#9 | Posted by Corky at 2019-08-24 11:42 PM | Reply

I wish him well spending that $97 million in career earnings.. not bad for half a career.

#10 | Posted by 503jc69 at 2019-08-25 06:20 AM | Reply

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QB's don't take nearly as much physical abuse as other position groups. This is why Brady is in his early 40's and it still very effective.

The #1 pick in the 2008 draft, left tackle Jake Long (Michigan grad), retired after 9 years and was still in his prime. He cited health and longevity as the reasons.

Football is a rough sport. I'm glad to see more and more football players retiring early.

#11 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-08-25 09:50 AM | Reply

I don't watch pro football, so I had no idea who Mr Luck was.

I saw a picture of him (mostly facial picture) on a news site, along with the fact he was retiring. Looking at his face, I initially thought he was in his mid 40's.

Then I read the article and saw he was 29, turning 30 soon.

No wonder he is retiring. Football has beat up his body well beyond his age.

Hopefully his brain hasn't been as damaged as the rest his body.


#12 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-08-25 11:56 AM | Reply

I wish him well spending that $97 million in career earnings.. not bad for half a career. #10 | POSTED BY 503JC69

Exactly. Plus, he graduated Stanford with an Architectural design degree, he will be fine in life outside of football. Hopefully he is able to heal up and not be impaired by injuries.

#13 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2019-08-26 07:16 AM | Reply

I fully expect more NFL players to choose early retirement after their first big payday. NFL rosters should be expanded from 53 to encourage holding more depth for rotations.

Lack of a stable OL ended Luck's career early, IMO

#14 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2019-08-26 07:20 AM | Reply

I'm surprised nulli puts much value on luck's education from Stanford.

#15 | Posted by kudzu at 2019-08-26 10:58 AM | Reply

--I'm surprised nulli puts much value on luck's education from Stanford.

He majored in architecture, not Snowflake Studies.

#16 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-08-26 11:03 AM | Reply

not Snowflake Studies. #16 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN

And he was co-valedictorian! Andrew Luck will do well at whatever he chooses, hopefully he doesn't check out and retire from pursuing things because his level of talent, drive, and smarts is rare in this world. He can be a force for good with his nest-egg and intangible skill set.

#17 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2019-08-26 11:37 AM | Reply

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