OT - Andrew Luck retires

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    I think it's safe to say his health was as much on the line today as it was this past March & April five months ago...when he should have made a decision like this.

    I've got zero problem with his decision. Doesn't even matter why he's retiring to me. His extremely selfish timing is what matters.
     
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    Well sure, but what would you say if David Johnson retired today?
     
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    Does the timing suck? Sure, but sometimes these decisions don't happen at convenient times and this just happened to be the moment where the decision finally became clear.
     
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    So everything is on your timeline. That’s rich.
     
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    Brissett will do better than people think & the Colts are still a legit playoff team. Brissett was like 4-11 as the starter in 2017 with a team devoid of talent. He now has a much more talented team in front of him & IMO Reich is the real deal as a HC.
     
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    I'd say not a fair comparison. Luck could have played in 112 NFL games in his career, he missed 26 of them to injury and played hurt in effectively the last 31 games of his career, with a year off in between those games because of the shoulder.

    DJ has missed 15 of 64 possible games so he's missed the same %(about 23) but with one injury not multiple and near as we know he didn't play all last year in pain from the injury.

    Luck had some lower leg injury that they finally declared to be a high ankle sprain. IT had lingered far longer than it should have which was becoming a pattern with Luck, he'd get hurt, play hurt, and then in the offseason things wouldn't heal as fast as expected.

    If DJ retired now he would have been a bit short of what constitutes a normal career for a good RB. Luck is retiring 5-6 years before what's normal for a good QB. And I think he is a good QB because of the short career. Great player, when he played but his career is too short to call him a great QB.
     
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    ^^ You call him a great player when he played, then why is he not a great player, period?
    How long does his career have to be for you to call him a great player?
     
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    I do not think that is the point.

    More like the timing to better help the multi-million dollar franchise that was paying him, and the other 52 athletes playing for that team.

    Luck can do what he wants, obviously, and yes, it's his health and his life.

    The timing of it was horrible, and he is without a doubt screwing over some people here.



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    Great, but no where near HOF material.

    He can stsnd next to Drew Bledsoe.

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    Hes a top 5 backup QB. Some in the past have thought he might be a decent starter.

    I say high end backup.
     
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    My dad is feeling cursed right now.

    Bet the Saints to win it all last year ... controversial non-call in the playoffs.

    Bet the Colts to win it all this season ... Luck retires.
     
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    ??!??

    The Colts were the 5th best team in the AFC. Chiefs, Pats, Chargers, and Browns are the AFC final four this year, Luck or not.
     

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