Colts Quarterback Retires at Age 29

Diego Nerio

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INDIANAPOLIS- On Saturday, August 24, 2019, Quarterback Andrew Luck shockingly retired from the Indianapolis Colts football team  at age 29. Following the announcement, Luck was seen in a private post-press conference being booed by his fellow colts fans.

According to ESPN.com, Luck stated, “ I felt stuck and the only way out of it was to play no more football. It’s taken my joy away from the game”.

  Naturally, this was a very difficult decision for Luck to make and he appeared overwhelmed and emotional on camera as he stated,  “It was the hardest decision I have ever made in my football career.” 

Many of his teammates like second-string quarterback, Jacoby Brisset, and even former teammate, Robert Mathis, had some thoughts on his retirement.

Brisset and Robert commented that he was the best teammate they have ever had and that Luck still has a bright future ahead of him.

Luck accomplished many things during his time in the NFL and his multiple achievements will not be forgotten by his numerous fans. He was the number one pick overall in the 2012 NFL draft, even though he  still faced some challenges during his football career like a lingering calf injury. 

However, he never let that stop him as he led the Colts to the playoffs his first three seasons despite other injuries beginning to arise.

He fought off rib and shoulder injuries for most of the 2015 and 2016 seasons and still had to sit on the bench for all of the 2017 seasons due to an unexpected surgery in the preseason. 

After a long and difficult journey, Luck made his return to football in the 2018 season with a slow and bumpy start, with six loses and only one win.

Luck soon returned to his former healthy self and started a six game winning streak that lead him and his team to the playoffs. However, the Colts were still defeated in the divisional round by the Chiefs, who were later beaten by the New England Patriots.

After the 2019 season, Luck knew that it was going to be his last, but he just now revealed the devastating news to the Colts nation.

The Colts now move on without their experienced quarterback as they say farewell to Luck and honor all his accomplishments and outstanding work ethic that he brought to the game of football.

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