INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – Colts quarterback Andrew Luck has decided to retire from the NFL, saying he is worn down and citing the various injuries he’s sustained over his career.
He spoke to the media following the game against the Chicago Bears on Saturday night after telling owner Jim Irsay of his decision. “I’ve been stuck in this process, “I haven’t been able to live the life I want to live. It’s taken the joy out of this game, the only way forward for me is to remove myself from football.”
Luck had a great season in 2018, throwing for 4,593 yards and 39 touchdowns to win NFL Comeback Player of the Year. He led the Colts to the AFC Divisional Playoffs and threw his last touchdown pass to T.Y. Hilton.
The team will now turn to Jacoby Brissett, the 26 year old quarterback who the team acquired from the New England Patriots in 2017. They will take on the Los Angeles Chargers in week one of the season on September 8th.