According to to the network, Luck "is mentally worn down". "I am sure people have their ways of looking at it and their ways of trying to say what they would do in his shoes".
Most assumed it had something to do with Luck's mounting injuries, but there are some who dug a little deeper and came up with a rather interesting theory: that Andrew Luck was headed to the XFL to play for his father, XFL CEO and commissioner Oliver Luck.
But really, Luck's retirement is a fascinating Rorschach test.
Bryant, who played for Dallas from 2010-17 and earned three Pro Bowl selections, tore his Achilles' tendon in November 2018, just two days after signing a free-agent deal with the New Orleans Saints. It now has more than 520,000 followers and has been imitated time and again.
For his career, Andrew Luck completed almost 61 percent of his passing attempts, but he threw at least 12 or more interceptions in five of the six seasons he played. "I mean, knowing Andrew, he is a great football player of course, but he is also a great human being". Jim Brown walked away at age 30 for a budding movie career, less than a year after winning his third and final MVP award.
Bryant appeared offended by Colts fans booing Luck off the field when the news broke, and sent a message in support of the 29-year-old. Wilson now is the highest paid quarterback at $35 million per season, and Luck would certainly have eclipsed that in his next contract. He drew high praise from general manager Chris Ballard during the press conference Saturday night.
■Finally, hello, Jacoby Brissett. However, that in all probability will change (although Jacoby Brissett has all the tools and Frank Reich is a bright offensive mind). The Colts don't have to commit to Brissett - they can just play out the 2019 season then try to draft another quarterback next year - but Brissett now gets a chance to showcase his skills and play for a big payday.