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Indianapolis Colts Quarterback Andrew Luck Retires From The NFL

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David Hookstead Smoke Room Editor-in-Chief

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck has retired from the NFL.

The superstar passer hung it up Saturday night after being drafted first overall in 2012, and several successful years in the league. According to Adam Schefter, the retirement decision came after Luck was “mentally worn down” from dealing with injuries. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

You can watch Luck’s statements about leaving the league below. He made it very clear Sunday night that he no longer gets joy from throwing footballs for a paycheck.

This is truly a wild situation all the way around. Luck is one of the best players in the league, and he’s only 29-years-old.

Guys like him are generally in their prime cashing massive NFL checks. Yet, it’s clear that he has no interest in continuing to play football.

I can’t blame him. Given his history of dealing with injuries, you just have to look after your body at some point.

It’ll be interesting to see what the Colts do with his contract. He signed a huge deal back in 2016, and Indianapolis might want some of that signing bonus money back.

Luckily for the former Colts star, he still made nearly $100 million in his career. He should be just fine going forward.

 

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What a wild world we’re living in when one of the best players in the NFL just hangs it up out of the blue. Best of luck to Andrew Luck going forward.

It seems like he’s content never throwing an NFL pass again.