Andrew Luck announces shocking retirement


Coach Frank Reich had said he hoped to have an answer about Luck's availability for the September 8 season opener after the third preseason game. "But it is the right decision for me".

Colts fans and the rest of the National Football League hope that Luck will find it in himself to continue playing the game he has loved for so long. Photographers, including the AP's Michael Conroy and the Indy Star's Grace Hollars, captured Luck's challenging moment. The reaction for Luck, though, has been overwhelmingly positive - particularly from much of the media, which is admonishing Colts fans for booing Luck as he walked off the field Saturday night.

"I'd be lying if I said I didn't hear the reaction", he said.

With Luck dealing with a variety of injuries in 2017, Brissett started 15 games for Indy, throwing for 3,098 yards, with 13 touchdowns and seven interceptions.

Brissett will now permanently replace Luck as the Colts quarterback.

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When Ballard was hired as general manager after the 2016 season, he praised Luck's skills but made sure to point out that one player does not make a football team. The Indianapolis Colts quarterback admitted retirement isn't what he planned. We do wish him the best in his future endeavors.

"Diligent, sharp, loves football", Luck said about Brissett. Jacoby Brissett is good, but he's not great. Andrew Luck was a unique, unique player.

Despite being a fierce rival of the Titans and owning an 11-0 record against them all-time, you never want to see a player's career end in this manner. He is. He's a rare human being, man. He led the Colts to the 2014 AFC Championship game, where they lost to the New England Patriots.

But that mattered little to the Colts on a franchise-changing night.

"We have nothing but gratitude for him going to battle for us", said Irsay, according to Anne Marie Tiernon of WTHR. "We know we must go forward".