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Andrew Luck Is Reportedly Retiring From The NFL

Andrew Luck dropping back for a pass.

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA - DECEMBER 16: Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts throws a pass down field in the game against the Dallas Cowboys in the second quarter at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 16, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting that Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck has decided to retire from the NFL. The news comes as a shock to everyone in the league, to say the least.

Schefter reports that Luck has already informed the Colts and their owner Jim Irsay of his decision.

There will reportedly be a press conference on Sunday to make the news official. Schefter reports that Luck is "mentally worn down" and no longer wants to play.

Luck has been dealing with a number of injuries the past few years. The former No. 1 pick had shoulder surgery after an injury in 2015 and has recently been dealing with a calf/leg issue. It's unclear if his injuries helped lead to his decision.

Needless to say, this is somewhat unprecedented. Luck, who is set to turn 30 soon, is in the prime of his career. But if the report is true, he clearly feels differently about football than he used to.

Luck, a Stanford product, was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. He's been one of the best signal-callers in the league since.

As for the Colts, Jacoby Brissett will be the team's new starting quarterback.

Update: NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports that injuries did play a role in Luck's decision. They reportedly "wore him down."

We'll update this post with more information as it's released.