Saturday night featured one of the most shocking announcements in the sports world for quite some time. Indianapolis Colts superstar quarterback and legitimate MVP candidate Andrew Luck announced his retirement just days before the start of the regular season.

Since then, basically everyone has let their opinions be known whether it’s bashing Luck or praising him, bashing fans for booing or agreeing with them. There are opinions on any and everything.

Some of them, you don’t want to hear. However, it’s interesting to hear what certain people have to say on the subject. One of those people is Robert Griffin III.

Griffin III played football in Texas with Luck. Then they almost went to the same College. Then they were in the same Heisman race (with Griffin III winning). Finally, they were selected first (Luck) and second (Griffin III) overall in the 2012 NFL Draft.

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Due to all that, Griffin III is very familiar with Luck. Jamison Hensley of highlighted Robert Griffin III’s thoughts on the situation. The Baltimore Ravens quarterback applauds the “human element” of the retirement.

“We’re looked at as superheroes and not human beings,” Griffin said after Sunday’s practice. “For him to have that human element, to express it in the press conference after the game, go and talk to the media and answer questions, I thought that was really big.”

This is really well said. RGIII has dealt with injury problems himself though out his career. Therefore, he knows the struggles that come with dealing with the media and answering certain questions. That has to be infinitely harder when adding in the fact that you’re announcing a shock retirement.

You could tell during the interview that this was far from an easy decision for Andrew Luck. However, it was a decision he felt he needed to make. Robert Griffin III understands that and is standing by his friend.