Colts’ Andrew Luck has retired

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck has retired. He is expected to make it official on Sunday.

The 29-year-old has battled injuries in recent years. He did not play at all this preseason as he was dealing with an injury.

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck is seen looking on during a preseason game against the Cleveland Browns
Andrew Luck is seen looking on during a preseason game against the Cleveland Browns (Getty Images/Michael Hickey)

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, he has already informed owner Jim Irsay that he is stepping away from the game.

According to Spotrac, Luck had three-years, $64 million left on his contract. He was due a $6 million roster bonus to be paid by Sept. 17, 2019. In his career, he earned $97.1 million. 

With his sudden retirement, he leaves $18.4 in dead cap space for the 2019 season. There will be $6.4 million in dead cap space in 2020.

Without Luck, the team turns to Jacoby Brissett, who will be the team’s starter. Brissett was previously the team’s starter when he Luck missed the entire 2017 season.

In that season, he appeared in 16 games, including 15 starts. He went 4-11 in those contests.

He went 276 of 469 for 3,098 yards. He also threw 13 touchdowns and had seven interceptions.

In 23 appearances, Brissett has started 17 games in his career. However, he has a losing record with a 5-12 record.

In his career, he has gone 312 of 528 for 3,500 passing yards. He has thrown the aforementioned 13 touchdowns and seven interceptions.

Luck – who was the franchise’s No. 1 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft – has played six seasons in the NFL. He did not play during the aforementioned 2017 season.

In his career, he has appeared in 86 games, including 86 starts. He had a 53-33 record, as a starter.

He went 2,000 of 3,290 for 23,671 yards. He threw 171 touchdown passes and 83 interceptions.

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