Shocking? Luck’s retirement really shouldn’t be; expect others to follow

Andrew Luck helped to get me through one of the toughest days of my life, January 3, 2011. my dad and I watched him play in the Orange Bowl, taking the MVP honor as I waited for news of my wife’s brain tumor surgery. I remember talking with dad about how we had a hope that the Broncos could somehow Elway him and bring him to our favorite team.

As the game ended, the phone rang and I was allowed to see my wife after 15 hours of surgery.

I’m sad to see him go, but he was a great one.

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Published Aug. 25, 2019

He didn’t look like he was retiring.

Andrew Luck stood behind a podium in front of reporters, and it had the appearance of something we’re so used to seeing: NFL player stands in front of the team’s branded backdrop, complete with sponsors. It was certainly good PR for Arby’s.

The star quarterback—2018 winner of the NFL Comeback Player of the Year Award—was dressed in a Colts t-shirt and at first glance, it looked like a routine presser after a practice or a game But this was no routine announcement.

It could become more routine, however. I’d get used to this sort of thing, frankly.

Andrew Luck has retired from the NFL. He announced it, in his Colts t-shirt behind a podium.

Those Stanford kids are pretty bright, you know.

This wasn’t Jimmy Brown quitting pro football because he wanted to act in movies. This wasn’t Barry…

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