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Former Pro Bowl QB Blasts Andrew Luck's Retirement Decision

Andrew Luck stands on the sideline of the Colts game.

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA - AUGUST 17: Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts watches action during a game against the Cleveland Browns at Lucas Oil Stadium on August 17, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Most of the football world has backed Andrew Luck's decision to retire from the NFL at 29, though one former Pro Bowl QB is not happy with it.

Luck announced on Saturday night that he is retiring from the NFL. It's a decision that sent shockwaves through the league.

The former No. 1 overall pick cited constant injuries and painful rehab as his reasoning for retiring so young.

Former Pro Bowl quarterback Steve Beuerlein has called out Luck for his decision and, specifically, the timing of it.

“To do this to his teammates, organization, fans, and the NFL 2 weeks before the season is just not right. I love the guy but this will haunt him," he wrote.

Beuerlein, 54, played in the NFL for 14 seasons, most notably in Carolina and Denver. He's now a college football analyst for CBS.

“His team needs him to make this run," he added of Luck. "I know rehab is tough. I had 19 surgeries as a player… 8 over 2 years. It sucks! But he owes it to his team. It is just a lower leg injury and it will heal! Just give it a chance. If it doesn’t walk away after this year.”

Troy Aikman, a Hall of Fame quarterback for the Cowboys and an NFL analyst for FOX, disagrees. He crushed Fox Sports 1's Doug Gottlieb for his Luck criticism.

The Colts will now head into the 2019 NFL season with Jacoby Brissett at quarterback. What was once believed to be a potential Super Bowl season for Indianapolis is now thought of as a potential rebuilding year.