Andrew Luck breaks silence on retirement

Andrew Luck finally broke the silence on his retirement.

As if Indianapolis Colts fans thought they could get away during the bye week from the constant narratives surrounding the team, a bombshell was dropped Tuesday morning.

Former Colts quarterback Andrew Luck finally broke his silence on why he retired in the middle of the prime of his career in a deep-thinking, reflective article by Seth Wickersham of ESPN.

It was an incredibly detailed piece on all that Luck went through during his career with the Colts and what essentially led to his retirement just weeks before the 2019 season.

Luck was already a private person, but this long-form piece by Wickersham answered some major questions and ultimately gave insight into how Luck operated as a person and a quarterback.

We knew that Luck was dealing with constant injuries and the never-ending cycle of physical (and mental) rehab was taking a toll. But, as detailed in the story, the toll that it took was far deeper and far more impactful to the people around Luck than we could have ever known.

The piece also shows what Luck has been doing since his retirement and where he plans to go in the future. The biggest takeaway is that, while Luck certainly misses the game, it seems he’s in a far better place mentally and physically, which is the most important aspect of all of this.

It’s a tough read for Colts fans, especially with how everything went down. But it does offer far more perspective than we initially had throughout the entire situation.

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Andrew Luck’s father hasn’t seen a desire for the QB to return

Andrew Luck’s father echoes the continued notion of his son’s retirement.

The Indianapolis Colts have been moving on from former quarterback Andrew Luck since the day he announced his retirement but some still believe there is a chance he returns to the game.

Even after general manager Chris Ballard said in his year-end press conference that we as a people need to accept that Luck has retired, the latter’s father continued to push the narrative that there is no return in sight.

Speaking on the Dan Le Betard show on ESPN, Oliver Luck—the commissioner of the XFL—said there has been “no hankering” for his son to return to the field.

This is echoing the notion that most have believed since that crazy night in August. The night that Luck retired truly changed the Colts organization, and they now have to continue their search for a new quarterback.

While Jacoby Brissett has the leadership skills to be the starting quarterback, there are questions as to whether he can produce enough to be a winner under center. He started the season strong throwing 14 touchdown passes in the first six games but struggled mightily after that, throwing just four touchdown passes in his final eight games.

For those holding out hope that Luck might return at some point, there is still time to switch mindsets and focus on the future.