(CBS4) – The Denver Broncos game against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 8 looks a little easier, now that quarterback Andrew Luck is retiring. The NFL Comeback Player of the Year last year held a news conference on Saturday night and made the shocking news official. ESPN’s Adam Schefter originally tweeted the news Saturday night.
Luck got heavily banged up by the Denver Broncos defense at Mile High a few seasons ago.
I have never seen a QB take a beating like Andrew Luck did against the Broncos in 2015. He amazingly stayed in the game & helped the Colts hand the Broncos their first loss that year. A couple days later, we found out Luck had a lacerated kidney & a partial tear of an ab muscle.
— Phil Milani (@philmilani) August 25, 2019
He then sat out the entire 2017 season. But he returned in 2018 and played very well. But this summer apparently new injuries led to Luck’s decision.
The Broncos play the Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Oct. 27. The backup to Luck had been Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett, who is expected to start. Former Broncos backup quarterback Chad Kelly is in the mix to be a backup.
— Justin Adams (@justinadamsKOA) August 25, 2019
Andrew Luck’s retirement shocked the world, so CBS Sports’s Will Brinson, John Breech, Ryan Wilson and Sean Wagner-McGough fired up an emergency Pick Six NFL Podcast to break down ever conceivable angle from the news. Can Luck be considered a bust? Who is to blame here? What does this mean for the Colts in fantasy and their win total for 2019? Check out the most fun podcast in national sports reporting here.