"Filed to ESPN: Andrew Luck has informed the Colts he is retiring from the National Football League, per source".
Schefter had reported that Luck would make the retirement official at a Sunday news conference, but instead, Luck and Colts officials immediately held an impromptu, at times tearful news conference inside the stadium.
The quarterback's career has been hampered by a string of injuries, which have led him to become "mentally worn down". In seven years in the NFL, Luck has made four Pro Bowls but also dealt with various injuries and missed the entire 2017 season.
Back healthy in 2018, Luck won the NFL's Comeback Player of the Year award after starting all 16 games and throwing for 4,593 yards, 39 touchdowns and 15 interceptions.
The Colts have three other quarterbacks on their roster, including Jacoby Brissett, Phillip Walker and Chad Kelly.
"I'd be lying if I said I didn't hear it", Luck said of the fans' displeasure."Yeah, it hurt". Regardless, Jags fans of the team may want to press their luck to win some cash with a much more favorable outlook as it seems the Jags may oddly enough be the least dysfunctional team in the AFC South. But he took a lot of punishment throughout his career, playing behind one of the league's most porous offensive lines early in his tenure. When he headed toward the locker room upon completion of the game, many Colts fans who had gotten word of his retirement expressed their displeasure.
Andrew Luck calling it quits. "I felt stuck in it, and the only way I see out is to no longer play football".
"We all expect we're going to play this game forever". This might not have been the one he wanted - and certainly didn't expect. He threw for 3,098 yards and 13 touchdowns that season, though led Indianapolis to just a 4-11 record. He was on the Colts' sideline Saturday during a preseason game against the Chicago Bears in street clothes. The "Pick-Six" was the first defensive touchdown of preseason, but wasn't the last score for the unit in this game.