It looks as though Luck wasn't interested in going through that again.
But after throwing 171 touchdown passes and for almost 24,000 yards, Luck found football simply wasn't worth the cost.
A lot of Titans fans would tell you that they'd rather beat Luck and earn it rather than have him retire and see his dominance end by other means. Luck has been candid about how much he struggled during that year off, and when you take stock of the injuries he has had in his seven seasons, the idea that he wants to live a different, happier life is pretty easy to understand. The Colts can thank former GM Ryan Grigson for getting Luck crushed early in his career. "It's taken the joy out of this game". This is the hardest decision of my life. The Colts were adamant on Saturday night that they only knew about this in the last couple of weeks, but the decision-makers have been aware that Luck has been contemplating retirement for the last six months. Luck admitted that it hurt to hear the boos.
Word first leaked about Luck's plans during the fourth quarter of Saturday's 27-17 loss to the Chicago Bears when ESPN's Adam Schefter first reported Luck felt mentally worn down and had met with team owner Jim Irsay to inform him of his decision.
Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes, the reigning MVP, said: "Knowing Andrew he's a great football player, of course, but he's also a great human being - I know that he's going to make the right decision for himself and his family".
Luck is the sixth quarterback of the 11 selected in 2012 out of football. Most teams would kill to have just one franchise quarterback, let alone two consecutive ones. The two battled during the 2018 divisional round of the playoffs, where the Chiefs defeated the Colts 31-13.
Brissett was a third-round pick by the Patriots in the 2016 NFL Draft. However, that in all probability will change (although Jacoby Brissett has all the tools and Frank Reich is a bright offensive mind). That locker room loves Jacoby Brissett.