Colts insist they knew nothing about potential Andrew Luck retirement until this week

AP

At a time when rumors are running rampant that the Colts knew about the potential retirement of quarterback Andrew Luck in March, the Colts are pushing back.

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the Colts contend that they knew nothing about Luck’s potential retirement until this week, and that in March there was nothing but excitment about the upcoming season.

It seems unlikely that Luck simply rolled out of bed one day this week and decided he was done. Common sense suggests that he had at least entertained the thought at some point before this week. If the Colts weren’t in the loop, they have cause to be at least a little miffed.

That said, any player can retire any time he chooses — even during a game like Vontae Davis did during the 2018 season. Once a player determines he no longer wants to play (for whatever reason), it would be foolish and reckless to keep playing.

Maybe Luck comes back, maybe he doesn’t. He should be remebered as a great quarterback, who gave the NFL six solid seasons and a few memorable playoff performances, including a comeback for the ages against the Chiefs during only his second season in the league.

16 responses to “Colts insist they knew nothing about potential Andrew Luck retirement until this week

  1. Ehh “Great” quarterback might be a stretch. Let’s not just throw around great to every pretty solid QB out there. Brady is great, Luck’s predecessor in Indy was great. Luck = good

  2. I think there is something else out there that we don’t know about yet concerning Luck. Could be anything… drugs…’performance enhancers’… maybe he took something to try to help heal and got tested and doesn’t want it to become public. His only choice would be to ‘retire’ and hope that TMZ doesn’t find out.

  3. Such lies by the upper Colts brass. They lied about the severity of his shoulder injury and how bad it was…and now this. But it doesn’t surprise me from this organization or owner.

  4. I think AL said in his presser last night he has be thinking about and discussing this with managment for a couple of weeks. He said he just didn;t wake up and decide to retire. Ibelieve him.

  5. Then why’d they keep Brissett, in his final year, despite offers in a high-demand, low-supply year? The ONLY reason to do that is if they seriously doubted Luck would be ok! And they have constantly lied about his health since at least Sept 2015. So if they knew he had major problems yet again this year they must have at least been thinking time to move on, even if they didn’t care about the effect it (and all the years misleading fans) was all having on him.

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