Sunday Colts quarterback Andrew Luck will officially announce his retirement from the NFL. “This is not an easy decision,” Luck said, via Mike Garafolo of NFL Network. “Honestly it’s the hardest decision of my life. But it is the right decision for me.” Luck has been sidelined in the preseason with a leg injury. Word is that Andrew Luck is mentally worn down and ready to retire. Luck has said the dealing with the injuries has taken my joy of this game away.
Since starting for the Colts as a rookie in 2012, the Colts have ranked 31, 30, 29, 31 and 31 in quarterback hits. They have had over 100 quarterback hits every season. In 2016 they had their worst of the five year stretch with 128 quarterback hits when the league average was 87. When he is knocked down, Luck was in the habit of congratulating his opponent on the hit. luck missed the 2017 season following surgery on his shoulder.
In his six year career Andrew Luck made the Pro Bowl four times and led his team to the playoffs for four seasons. He led the team to the 2014 AFC Championship game where they lost to the New England Patriots. He was the NFL passing touchdown leader in 2014.
Luck’s career 89.5 passer rating is 15th all-time and his 275 passing yards per game is second all-time. Luck is also tie for third in career passes completed per game with 23.3.
Andrew Luck is a great quarterback that gave his all for the Colts. Unfortunately fans sometimes get too emotionally caught up in desire to win and overlook the effort and sacrifice players put in. When news of Luck’s retirement spread on social media during the Colt’s preseason game the boos reigned down in Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Hopefully cooler heads will prevail and Luck will be honored for his career on the Colts.
(Update: Since Luck’s retirement leaked to social media on Saturday, Luck officially announced his retirement on Saturday)