Indianapolis Colts star Andrew Luck retires aged 29 in all-time National Football League shocker

ESPN report: Andrew Luck to retire from football

In his press conference, Luck said lingering pain and continual rehab have also taken away his love for the game.

The stunning announcement of Andrew Luck's retirement on Saturday night at age 29 makes Jacoby Brissett the Colts' starter.

Schefter said Luck has met with Colts owner Jim Irsay to deliver the news.

Luck was in the middle of a five-year, $123 million contract extension he signed with the Indianapolis Colts in June 2016. "But it is the right decision for me".

Here's how the Luck retirement news hit the National Football League community.

- Field Yates (@FieldYates) August 25, 2019 " It's been four years of this injury-pain rehab cycle...

For his career, Andrew Luck completed almost 61 percent of his passing attempts, but he threw at least 12 or more interceptions in five of the six seasons he played. Luck returned in 2018 from the shoulder injury to throw for a career-high 4,593 yards with 39 touchdowns and 15 interceptions for a 98.7 passer rating. That's almost $25 million that he may have to pay back to not play football. Now, after only seven seasons, Andrew Luck is hanging it up and calling it quits. He dealt with a serious shoulder injury that forced him to miss a whole season in 2017.

With fantasy football drafts happening around the various leagues, players are already dumping Luck from their team and in some cases, Luck was the top quarterback on their rosters.

He finally recovered past year, and returned to form after one month of play, eventually leading the Colts to the AFC playoffs as a wild card by winning nine of their last 10 games.

Sportsbooks reacted quickly to the Luck news, taking the point spread on the Colts' Week 1 road game at the Chargers off the board and lengthening Indianapolis' odds to win the Super Bowl, the AFC and the AFC South.

"I'd be lying if I said I didn't hear the reaction", he said.

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