While college football took center stage last night with the Miami vs. Florida opener, another storyline broke through and took the football world by shock.
Andrew Luck, the 29-year-old star QB for the Indianapolis Colts, announced his retirement abruptly, with only two weeks remaining until the opening of the NFL regular season.
For Luck, who has had his fair share of injuries and taken a higher-than-average amount of hits in his NFL career, it came down to the toll that football has taken on his body and his mind.
The news set the football world on fire last night with a wide variety of takes from football media and fans, but the saddest involved fans booing Luck off the field at the end of the Colts game last night.
Luck’s retirement is one of the most shocking we’ve seen in the sport for a while, but best of luck to him moving forward.
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The #Colts have known that QB Andrew Luck was seriously mulling retiring for at least two weeks. He’s married, he plans to travel the world, and once the love for the game waned, it sounds like he wanted to step away. So, he did.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 25, 2019
I’m still a little shocked.
The future Wildcat brought his squad back late to pick up the W.
Mark your calendar for Sept. 27.
The Cats have witnessed a lot of disrespect this offseason.
Kentucky is still heavily in pursuit of the top 10 duo.
The Colts now face a difficult spot with only weeks until the start of the season.
Preseason injuries are the worst.
Not a great showing by either squad.
Even in the loss, still kind of cool.
These players may be getting ready to look for a new team.