By: Lucas Kochevar
The most shocking move the NFL has seen in years happened on Saturday night. MVP candidate Andrew Luck of the Indianapolis Colts has retired. The 29 (!) year-old QB decided to retire after multiple injuries has taken away his love for the game. This story catches many off guard as the Colts were widely regarded as an underdog to compete for a Super Bowl. It makes sense though as Luck has had to battle his way back from injury after injury.
He stated that his injuries have taken a toll mentally on him. Luck is one of the smartest QBs in the league from Stanford and as this must have been a brutal decision, he understands that it is probably best for him to step away. He can always come back too if he decides to.
The Colts now turn to Jacoby Brissett to lead their offense. Brissett should get a chance to show what he can do as he goes into a contract year. He will take the reigns of an elite offensive line, young running back, and talented receiving core. It will be interesting to see if the Colts can make a push for a wildcard spot