Posts Tagged ‘Indianapolis Colts’

Luck finds cost of football too pricey to continue career

Sunday, August 25th, 2019

After three injury-plagued seasons, Luck returned last year with a new perspective about the physical pain, mental fatigue and emotional agony it took to keep fighting his way back. Late last summer, he described his state of mind throughout the continual rehab with words such as 'sad,' 'miserable' and 'scared. Last month, as the lingering pain in his lower left leg forced him off the practice field yet again, Luck told reporters he promised himself after playing through the shoulder pain in 2016 and missing the entire 2017 season, he would be honest with himself, his coaches, teammates and the organization about how his body felt.

Luck finds cost of football too pricey to continue career

Sunday, August 25th, 2019

After three injury-plagued seasons, Luck returned last year with a new perspective about the physical pain, mental fatigue and emotional agony it took to keep fighting his way back. Late last summer, he described his state of mind throughout the continual rehab with words such as 'sad,' 'miserable' and 'scared. Last month, as the lingering pain in his lower left leg forced him off the practice field yet again, Luck told reporters he promised himself after playing through the shoulder pain in 2016 and missing the entire 2017 season, he would be honest with himself, his coaches, teammates and the organization about how his body felt.

Scott Dixon, other IndyCar drivers shocked to hear about Andrew Luck’s retirement

Sunday, August 25th, 2019

In the close-knit city of Indianapolis, where professional athletes are often next-door neighbors or work together on charitable causes, sports stars often become friends with stars from other sports. Such is the case with five-time NTT IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon and many members of the Indianapolis Colts. When the stunning news broke that Andrew Luck was retiring as quarterback of the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League, Saturday night's Bommarito Automotive Group 500 was already well underway.

Colts leave door open to Andrew Luck’s return with stunning parting gift of $24.8M

Sunday, August 25th, 2019

That $24.8 million is the largest amount of prorated bonus money ever surrendered by a franchise to a player following his retirement. The gesture will speak volumes to the Colts’ locker room and NFL players in general.

What’s next for Andrew Luck? ‘Don’t worry … he’ll be just fine.’

Saturday, August 24th, 2019

Andrew Luck has always made big decisions on his terms. Announcing his retirement is no different.

Bears react to Andrew Luck’s shocking retirement: ‘He doesn’t owe us any reason’

Saturday, August 24th, 2019

On the sideline across from them, and around the stands at Lucas Oil Stadium, a surreal scene played out: Thousands of fans received an ESPN alert during the second half of Saturday night's game with the stunning news that quarterback Andrew Luck was retiring. "It's unfortunate for Luck to not get to share his truth and break it out how he would've intended," Bears cornerback Prince Amukamara said.

NFL 2019: Injury rash has Colts searching for answers

Saturday, August 24th, 2019

It's been four years of this pain, rehab cycle,'' Luck said. It's a myriad of issues: calf strain, posterior ankle impingement, high ankle sprain. Part of my journey going forward will be figuring out how to feel better.

Kyle Shanahan plans to keep three QBs, but 49ers always will listen on trades

Saturday, August 24th, 2019

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kyle Shanahan said he believes the 49ers have three NFL quarterbacks, and they aren't just going to let some team have one of them for nothing. Following the 49ers' 27-17 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs in the third preseason game for both teams, the coach said Saturday night that he plans for starter Jimmy Garoppolo and reserves Nick Mullens and C.J. Beathard to be on San Francisco's 53-man roster when the regular season begins in two weeks.

Colts can recover $12.8 million from Andrew Luck

Saturday, August 24th, 2019

Based on his most recent contract, Luck owes the Colts a total of $12.8 million, if he indeed does not play again. Grossly underpaid relative to other franchise quarterbacks at $24.6 million (it was a record deal when it was signed), Luck was under contract through 2021. The Colts, unless they release him from the reserved/retired list (and it would be ludicrous to do that), would still hold his rights.

49ers takeaways: What we learned in 27-17 preseason win vs. Chiefs

Saturday, August 24th, 2019

And the 49ers have to be feeling a lot better about their starter, as Jimmy Garoppolo looked sharp in the 49ers' 27-17 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs on Saturday night at Arrowhead Stadium. Garoppolo played all 37 snaps of the first half, and completed 14 of 20 passes for 188 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions. His passer rating was 116.2.