Colts' Super Bowl odds into freefall following Luck’s retirement
The 29-year-old delivered the news during an emotional press conference Saturday evening, in which he cited mental and physical fatigue and the unceasing "cycle of injury, pain, rehab. Injury, pain, rehab."
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Luck's career was cut short by injuriesA four-time Pro Bowl selection, Luck appeared in 86 of a possible 112 games after he entered the league out of Stanford. The veteran QB was sidelined repeatedly by injuries, most notably a persistent shoulder issue that forced him to miss nine games in 2015 and the entirety of the 2017 season.
Luck is ranked first all-time in pass attempts per game and third in completions per game.
Colts will give the reins to BrissetThe Colts will hand the offense over to Jacoby Brissett, who started 15 games in Luck's absence in 2017. The 26-year-old QB saw only limited action last season, but is a savvy Super Bowl champion who understands the system well and should step in seamlessly.
My two cents: I think the Colts will still be good and relevant in 2019. Not “Super Bowl” good, but good. This roster is still loaded with talent and Frank Reich is an elite offensive coach. But the pressure on everyone else to produce just went through the roof.— Stephen Holder (@HolderStephen) August 25, 2019
Indianapolis' first regular season game is Sunday, September 8 against the Los Angeles Chargers.