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Patriots QB Tom Brady reacts to Andrew Luck’s retirement

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Plenty of NFL players have given their piece in the aftermath of Andrew Luck’s shock retirement. However, you can say that almost every football fan waited to see what Tom Brady has to say on the issue.¬†Unsurprisingly, his reaction to the Indianapolis Colts QB’s decision was nothing but supportive.

The New England Patriots star had this to say on The Greg Hill Show, as reported by NFL.com’s Kevin Patra:

“It is his life. Everyone has the right to choose what he wants to do,” Brady said. “He had a great career, and he was a great player. Everybody wishes they could be healthy all the time. It is a contact sport, and he’s certainly had his fair share of injuries, so guys retire at different times. Some at the end of the season, and I have seen a lot of guys retire before the season gets going and this is just one of those examples.”

There is a lot of contrast if we look into the careers of these two greats. Luck was drafted first overall in the 2012 draft while Brady had to wait until the sixth round to get his name called. Luck struggled with injuries his entire career; Brady is blessed to be playing his 20th pro football season at 42.

The most important difference between the two is that Brady won six Super Bowls while Lady Luck didn’t stick with Indy’s No 12.

Regardless of the stark differences the two players’ careers, it’s nice to see a player of Brady’s caliber sticking out to a fellow athlete. Brady understands that Luck’s decision is a complex one and is seemingly supportive of his choice.