Andrew Luck reportedly retires from NFL at age 29 in shocking move

Indianapolis Colts and former Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck is reportedly retiring from the NFL at age 29.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Saturday night that Luck, who has been held out of the preseason due to a calf injury, informed the Colts of his plans to retire.

“There will be a press conference Sunday to make it official, but Luck is mentally worn down, and now checking out,” Schefter tweeted.

Luck played at Stanford from 2009-2011 before being taken first overall in the 2012 NFL Draft. The quarterback has been named to four Pro Bowl teams, and was named NFL Comeback Player of the Year in 2018.

A shoulder injury cost Luck the entire 2017 season, and he missed nine games in 2015 due to various injuries.

Schefter reported Luck already met with Colts owner Jim Irsay, and is “ready to move on from the NFL.”

Eric Ting is an SFGATE staff writer. Email: eric.ting@sfgate.com | Twitter:@_ericting

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