Some shocking news is coming out of the NFL tonight. And when I say shocking, I mean an all-time shocking move.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Andrew Luck has informed the Indianapolis Colts that he will retire (and no, it’s not Adarn Schefter).
Filed to ESPN: Andrew Luck has informed the Colts he is retiring from the NFL, per source. There will be a press conference Sunday to make it official, but Luck is mentally worn down, and now checking out.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 25, 2019
I mean, I wondered if Schefty didn’t get hacked after first seeing this, but it’s apparently very real.
Andrew Luck already has met with Colts’ owner Jim Irsay to tell him that he is retiring, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 25, 2019
This is absolutely insane. When healthy, the 29-year-old Luck is easily one of the game’s best, but sadly, frequent injuries appear to have finally taken their toll on the former No. 1 overall pick by way of the Stanford Cardinal.
The Colts just went from being a prime playoff contender, if not the favorite to win the AFC South, to now being in position to tank and be in contention for a top-five pick in 2020 and potentially be in the mix for Tua Tagovailoa or Justin Herbert.
In the meantime, Jacoby Brissett is the man for Indy going forward.