Andrew Luck shocked the NFL world on Saturday night after reports surfaced that he plans to retire from football at the age of 29. Not everyone seems impressed with his decision, however.
Doug Gottlieb of FOX Sports took to Twitter after hearing the news to criticize Luck. He mocked the former Indianapolis Colts quarterback, suggesting he retired because “rehabbing is too hard.”
Luck’s decision was in part because he’s had to deal with so many injuries. In fact, here’s a list:
Physical toll on Andrew Luck through 6 NFL seasons:
» Torn cartilage in 2 ribs
» partially torn abdomen
» a lacerated kidney that left him peeing blood
» at least 1 concussion
» a torn labrum in his throwing shoulder
» and this mysterious calf/ankle issue that led to this
— Zak Keefer (@zkeefer) August 25, 2019
Needless to say, Gottlieb’s tweet is not going over well. He’s getting ratioed.
Retiring cause rehabbing is “too hard” is the most millennial thing ever #AndrewLuck
— Doug Gottlieb (@GottliebShow) August 25, 2019
Doug come on, I hope you are kidding, and not just looking for attention, that’s just a ridiculous take
— Mike Golic (@espngolic) August 25, 2019
I'm always amazed that trash cans can type without fingers.
— Cian (@Cianaf) August 25, 2019
Gottlieb played college basketball, so he certainly knows what it’s like to compete at a high level in a big-time sport. But he’s never played in the NFL, and he’s never had to deal with the list of injuries that Luck has suffered.
Gottlieb has dropped some controversial takes in the past, but this one might take the cake. Most of his colleagues in sports media disagree with him.
As for Luck, he reportedly was mentally “worn down” and no longer wants to play football. He’ll be giving up $58 million to hang it up.