Andrew Luck has decided to retire from the NFL after being “mentally worn down” according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Luck has 23,671 passing yards, 171 touchdowns and 83 interceptions in his career. The 29-year-old has battled injuries the last few years. Two seasons ago, he didn’t play a snap for the Colts, as he tried to recover from a shoulder injury. He has only practiced three times since April this season due to a leg injury.
In a press conference after the Colts’ third preseason game, the former no. 1 overall pick stated that it was the “hardest decision of his life”.
Jacoby Brissett will now step into the starting quarterback role for the Colts. He has passed for 3,500 yards 13 touchdowns and seven interceptions in his career in time with both the Patriots and Colts.