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BREAKING: Colts’ Andrew Luck to retire

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In what is absolutely the most shocking sports news in an extremely long time, Andrew Luck is retiring. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Indianapolis Colts quarterback supposedly informed the team of his decision on Saturday.

This is honestly absolutely insane. I can’t imagine many people saw this coming. You could make an argument that you thought it would happen because of his injuries, but now? Sure, if the injuries continued maybe a few years down the road. Or if he would’ve retired two years ago when there was a chance he’d never even throw a football again, but now?

Last year Luck completed his miraculous return to football by once again dominating the NFL. He helped lead Indianapolis to a 10-6 record and a playoff berth by throwing for 4,593 yards and 39 touchdowns on a career-high 67.3 completion percentage.

This offseason has been an issue, though. It all started with minor injuries that many expected to be resolved before camp. But that didn’t happen and they were expected to be resolved by the start of the preseason. That didn’t happen. either, and people were hoping he’d be ready for the start of the season.

Even with that, retirement wasn’t the option most people though he’d be going. When healthy, Luck was one of the best in the NFL and could’ve definitely carved out a Hall-of-Fame career.

Before you say, “Well, he was never healthy,” look back on his career. Luck played in 16 games in each of his first three seasons. Then he missed nine games the next year, but just one the year after. The 2017 season was completely lost to injury but he bounced back and played in all 16 games again last year.

Other than that one lost year, Luck was healthy for a heavy majority of his games. However, the terrible string of nagging injuries must’ve gotten to him. He played through some stuff last year and after 201,  he must not have wanted to risk anything as serious as that again.

Ultimately, Luck’s career was cut extremely short. He was still very successful in his short time and should be remembered fondly by fans of the Indianapolis Colts and NFL fans everywhere.