Radio Host Criticizes Luck as 'Millennial' Whiner

But that's the exception after star QB's surprise decision to retire at 29
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 26, 2019 9:10 AM CDT

(Newser) – Andrew Luck's surprise decision to retire from football at age 29 continues to reverberate in the world of sports and beyond. The Indianapolis Colts QB played six seasons but said he could no longer deal with the endless cycle of injury and rehab that he said made life on and off the field miserable. A sample of coverage:

  • The cost: Columnist Jerry Brewer of the Washington Post figures Luck just walked away from at least $250 million in future earnings. The former No. 1 pick had a few years left on his current contract and would surely have a huge new signing when it ended. Brewer isn't criticizing, though. He calls the decision "wise." Mike Garafalo of the NFL Network does the math and suspects the total might be closer to $500 million.

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