ESPN Reporting Andrew Luck Retiring from NFL

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logamaniac's picture

Yikes who gets Campbell the ball now?

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keith7456's picture

Tua or Herbert after they draft him #1 next year.

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macdaddybuckeyesupreme's picture

I dont get the fascination with Herbert, completes less then 60% of his passes and clamoring that he will go #1.

Most GM's are morons, and they just keep recycling terrible GM's and coaches every year

Successful people do what they have to, whether they feel like it or not

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keith7456's picture

I agree with you. I see nothing that says he is a good QB. I was just going off what all the "experts" are saying.

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macdaddybuckeyesupreme's picture

Honestly Tua in my opinion isn't even a #1 pick, he was exposed in the sec and national title games last year. Sure he put up gaudy numbers but the sec isn't all that good, and defenses were pretty bad last year for most teams.

I see zero franchise quarterbacks this year. If anything you tank next year and go after Trevor Lawrence or Justin Fields (depending on how well Fields develops in the next two years)

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keith7456's picture

Agree with this as well. Trevor Lawrence is the ONLY QB in college football right now that screams I'm gonna be a star in the NFL.

BUT desperate teams will reach massively for a QB

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macdaddybuckeyesupreme's picture

Trevor Lawrence for now yes, however I have a feeling Fields is gonna light it up this year like Lawrence did last year. Heisman race is gonna be interesting.

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keith7456's picture

Yeah, that's why I said right now. Fields may have the talent and potential but hasn't shown anything, but that could easily change real quick.

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macdaddybuckeyesupreme's picture

Like the Giants with Daniel Jones, that's gonna be a dumpster fire

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logamaniac's picture

Or really invest and tank this year to build up the oline and again next year to get Trevor. 

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macdaddybuckeyesupreme's picture

Sounds like the cardinals to me , Kyler Murray is going to get murdered because they have zero good oline protection

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macdaddybuckeyesupreme's picture

He wont survive the season, and if he does it will be as a dried out husk

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Mosely's picture

Must wanna go to the xfl to help his pops out. 

Mob the real, that gm he had the first few yrs ruined him. Smart to get out before he can’t walk anymore. 

Cowherds talked about how he hasn’t practiced at all during camp so makes sense

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11UrbzAndSpices's picture

Wow,  that's rough. Really thought he was primed to give a run as an all time great.

If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that's a full day. That's a heck of a day. You do that seven days a week, you're going to have something special.

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macdaddybuckeyesupreme's picture

Can't blame the guy, sometimes you just can't shake the injury bug, dudes made millions of dollars, he will be fine

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11UrbzAndSpices's picture

I know that he'll be fine financially, but I thought he would be an elite QB for 10+ years. Thought he had the tools to be the greatest QB of all time.

If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that's a full day. That's a heck of a day. You do that seven days a week, you're going to have something special.

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McBane's picture

New phone; who dis?

Just keep winning!

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You can't spell chump without UM's picture

Although Luck played for 7 seasons, he'll likely join the Bo Jackson club of "What if".

Tom Brady lost to John Cooper. Never forget.

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buckzilla1's picture

Campbell and Hooker have reportedly entered the transfer portal.

Jim Harbaugh is to coaching what Lou Glutz is to Motor sales. 

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macdaddybuckeyesupreme's picture

This post is underrated and fantastic. Helmet sticker for you

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BuckeyeBulldog's picture

Damn shame, he was a special player but you can only come back from injury so many times before you start to doubt if you will make it through the next one.

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Eddie27Zeke15's picture

Made enough money for a few lifetimes and was living in a world in which he could never truly heal.

Sad to see him go but it makes sense.

Sadly, “Capt. Andrew Luck” has not had time to write his dear mother yet.  I wonder what he’ll have to say.

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kmp10's picture

You’ve got to LOVE football to play at any level, especially the NFL... and Luck never seemed to. On one hand, it’s shocking, but on the other hand it’s not surprising at all. He had a decade left, at least, to play at a high level and win titles. Wow. 

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Kujo247's picture

 I think it tells you that if you're REALLY intelligent, you get out of the league before your future has CTE and disabling injury effects in it.

Nothing is too difficult for the person that doesn't have to do it.

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BuckeyeRealist13's picture

What leads you to believe he would of had CTE? Lol

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TigerSweat's picture

Exactly what I was wondering. CTE is footballs boogeyman

Urban Meyer >Jim Harbaugh for ever and ever, Amen. 0

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teddyballgame's picture

Damn I didn't know tanking happened in the NFL too

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Rocket Man's picture

Really bad timing for everyone involved.  He's probably got enough money, but not enough to buy back his health if he takes another bad hit.

Varys: I've always hated the bells. They ring for horror, a dead king, a city under siege. 
Tyrion: A wedding. 
Varys: Exactly.

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Sanitarian2's picture

He had an ankle strain and a strained calf in the pre-season, not exactly career ending injuries. He was come back player of the year last season with a monster year and while I can understand how one can lose the love of the game, it's a business right, that's what we always hear when the players sit out or whine about their contracts.

At least don't leave your teammates and owners hanging, give a two week notice. 

Sani

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Dweinz's picture

He did - he told management two weeks ago he was seriously considering retirement

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Sanitarian2's picture

I read that story too and it didn't appear that the team thought he was going to retire before the season started.

Sani

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Ryder's picture

These are some of his injuries:

Torn cartilage in 2 ribs
partially torn abdomen
a lacerated kidney that left him peeing blood
at least 1 concussion
a torn labrum in his throwing shoulder                                                                                                                                                           calf/ankle issue that led to this

I think he has more than earned the right to retire if he chooses.

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Sanitarian2's picture

Nobody needs to earn the right to retire.

Sani

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RollRedRoll's picture

I think I know what you mean, but you do have to earn the right to retire from the military with years of service. 

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johnblairgobucks's picture

I've retired from some jobs, but for some reason the company owner kept saying I quit

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Sanitarian2's picture

Good point, I wonder if he gets to cash out his sick leave, overtime and vacation.

Sani

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BuckeyeRealist13's picture

Bullshit, tell my boss that lol

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Rocket Man's picture

They play the Bengals in the last preseason game ... Do they start the new presumed starter and get him some reps with the first team?  They almost have to.  Nobody ever trots out the first team in the last preseason game though.

Varys: I've always hated the bells. They ring for horror, a dead king, a city under siege. 
Tyrion: A wedding. 
Varys: Exactly.

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OSU56's picture

Boy that will make for an interesting season for the colts.Timing is definitely not good for the team and franchise--that's going to put their season into a tail spin.

Enjoying daily the 62-39 ttun beatdown.

 

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lamplighter's picture

trade rumors over the next few days should be interesting

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stxbuck's picture

Football is a brutal game, Luck reaches his breaking point. FWIW, he said he and his wife intend to remain in Indy, and he sort of hinted he might consider a comeback at some point. His OL got him absolutely murdered during his first 5 years. 

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brutusbro's picture

It would have to suck to have an architect degree from Stanford to fall back on, /s. Can't blame the guy, but I see analyst in his future

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IBLEEDSCARLETANDGRAY's picture

My gut tells me he takes a year off and plays in 2020 or 2021. This just seems strange. If he retires dont they have to pay him anyway?

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keith7456's picture

They were saying that he would actually have to pay the colts $12.8 Million back. And if they really want to they could go after more than that up to 24.8 Million

https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/andrew-luck-could-owe-the-colts-milli...

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Sanitarian2's picture

If the Colts ask for it back, he really hurts the team with dead cap space too. At least he didn't hang on with the ankle sprain until mid September just go get his 6 million dollar roster bonus, he could have done that by extending his ankle injury. 

Sani

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All Ok Jumpmaster's picture

Wow, really surprising.

Maybe Indy trades of someone like a Teddy Bridgewater?  Seems like one of those scenarios where they look for a guy that once was a starter or maybe still has the ability to be one that is on a bench somewhere as opposed to giving the keys to a most likely career backup.

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tcm1968's picture

This isn't a shock imo. Go back a few years and he said he was "scared" for his future. You can't play any sport at a high level if you are worried about injuries. Even more so if your fear is being so injured the second half of your life it's unbearable... it's just tough to play like that. After 2017 he pretty much stopped running and stopped hanging in the pocket. he didn't want to get hit.. 

The potential money left on the table by Luck is staggering... could have easily had 2 more deals in a QB first league.. half a billion wouldn't be crazy... 

Go Bucks!

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BuckminsterFullback's picture

It seems like some people feel every NFL player should emulate the Black Knight: "Tis but a scratch!"

Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.

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