Luck is mentally worn down and is “now checking out,” according to Schefter. He has already met with Colts owner Jim Irsay to inform him of his decision. By all accounts Luck, 29, is simply ready to move on from the NFL.
Jacoby Brissett will serve as the starting quarterback of the Indianapolis Colts.
Luck hasn’t practiced all summer due to a mysterious calf/ankle injury and Ian Rapoport reports he was seriously mulling retiring for at least two weeks. Rapoport notes Luck is married and wants to travel the world and once his love for the game waned, he decided to step away.
Luck guided the Colts to the AFC Championship game in 2014-15 and twice threw for 39 touchdowns. His second 39 touchdown season came last year when he bounced back after missing the 2017 season due to injury.
In 2018, Luck played in all 16 games, completing 67.3% of his passes for 39 touchdowns and 15 interceptions. While the news broke Saturday night, Luck was on the sideline at the Colts’ preseason game against the Bears. Zak Keefer reports he was chatting with teammates like nothing was out of the ordinary in what was described as a “surreal scene.”
There will be a press conference Sunday to make it official.