Andrew Luck shocked NFL Twitter on Saturday with news of his retirement.
The Colts quarterback, who will make the announcement official Sunday, will step away from the NFL at the age of 29.
Within seconds of the report, social media was ablaze.
The Andrew Luck and RG3 career arc was a wild ride. My goodness. What a sports story of back-to-back draft picks.
– Jordan Reid (@JReidNFL) August 25, 2019
This is wild.
This is a picture RIGHT NOW sent to me by my photographer @BenReiff of Andrew Luck standing on the sideline in the 4th quarter of this preseason game. If he’s retiring, as @AdamSchefter is reporting, this is just an insane time for it to come out. pic.twitter.com/NWrptB2hu5
– Taylor Tannebaum (@TaylorTannebaum) August 25, 2019
Luck, according to an ESPN report, is “mentally worn down” and is “now checking out.”
The 29-year-old quarterback was the No. 1 pick in the 2012 draft out of Stanford. He has made four Pro Bowls and was named the Pro Football Writers Association’s Comeback Player of the Year in 2018 after throwing for 4,593 yards with 39 touchdowns and 15 interceptions. That came one year after he was out for the season with a shoulder injury.
Luck was dealing with a lower leg/ankle/bone injury throughout the offseason and has practiced just three times in the lead up to the year.