Colts Quarterback Andrew Luck To Retire From NFL on Sunday: Report

ESPN reported Saturday night that Andrew Luck, the quarterback of the Indianapolis Colts, will retire from football on Sunday. Adam Schefter of ESPN reported the news via Twitter on Saturday.

"Filed to ESPN: Andrew Luck has informed the Colts he is retiring from the NFL, per source," Schefter wrote. "There will be a press conference Sunday to make it official, but Luck is mentally worn down, and now checking out."

Luck was the overall first pick of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Colts as longtime signal-caller Peyton Manning began to reach the later years in his career. Luck played at Stanford University and was a two-time runner-up in 2010 and 2011 for the Heisman Trophy, given annually to college football's best player.

Luck played seven seasons with the Colts, passing for 23,671 yards and 171 touchdowns in his six full seasons — he missed all of one season with an injury. He was a four-time Pro Bowl selection who led the NFL in passing touchdowns in 2014 with 40.

He led the Colts to the playoffs four seasons, compiling a 4-4 record in that span. He led the Colts to the 2014 AFC Championship game, where they lost to the New England Patriots.

Luck sat out the 2017 season with a shoulder injury, and returned in 2018 but got out to a rocky start before a stellar year in which he won the Comeback Player of the Year.

The quarterback who played high school in Texas is the son of former Houston Oilers quarterback Oliver Luck. Andrew has dealt with a nagging leg injury all of fall camp and throughout the preseason in 2019.

For his career, Andrew Luck completed nearly 61 percent of his passing attempts, but he threw at least 12 or more interceptions in five of the six seasons he played. His performance in eight playoff games was even worse, as he threw 12 touchdowns with 13 interceptions, according to pro-football-reference.com.

His father, Oliver, is the first commissioner and the current chief executive officer of the XFL. Oliver had previously overseen certain functions within the NCAA, including eligibility requirements and academic affairs.

Andrew Luck is 29 and will turn 30 next month, which is when the NFL kicks off its 100th season.

Colts backup quarterback Jacoby Brissett was pencilled in as the starter until Luck made it back this season, and Brissett will most likely be the starter when the season begins Week 1 against the Los Angeles Chargers.

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Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts throws a pass against the Kansas City Chiefs during the third quarter of the AFC Divisional Round playoff game at Arrowhead Stadium on January 12, 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri. Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images
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