UPDATE: Andrew Luck officially announced his retirement following the Indianapolis Colts’ preseason game against the Chicago Bears on Saturday night.
“I’ve been stuck in this process. I haven’t been able to live the life I want to live. It’s taken the joy out of this game,” Luck said during a press conference. “The only way forward for me is to remove myself from football.”
— Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) August 25, 2019
Andrew Luck is reportedly set to retire from the NFL. On Saturday, August 24, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that the Indianapolis Colts quarterback informed the team of his decision after being mentally worn down.
“Andrew Luck has informed the Colts he is retiring from the NFL, per source,” Schefter wrote on Twitter. “There will be a press conference Sunday to make it official, but Luck is mentally worn down, and now checking out.”
Luck is 29 years old but ready for the next chapter of his career.
Schefter adds that Luck has already informed Colts owner Jim Irsay that he is ending his career. With Luck retiring, the Colts new starting quarterback is Jacoby Brissett. The backup quarterback will now either be Philip Walker or Chad Kelly.
A press conference to officially announce Luck’s retirement is reportedly scheduled for Sunday.
Filed to ESPN: Andrew Luck has informed the Colts he is retiring from the NFL, per source. There will be a press conference Sunday to make it official, but Luck is mentally worn down, and now checking out.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 25, 2019
Luck, a four-time Pro Bowler, 2014 NFL passing touchdowns leader, and last season’s NFL Comeback Player of the Year, was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. During his NFL career, Luck has thrown for 23,671 yards, 171 touchdowns, and 83 interceptions with a career 89.5 passer rating.
During his time at Stanford, Luck was a Maxwell Award winner, Walter Camp Award winner, two-time Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year, two-time first-team All-Pac-12 honoree, and two-time First-Team All-American.
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