Andrew Luck was one of the NFL's marquee quarterbacks of the 21st century. But Luck also experienced a number of injuries that kept him off the field for long stretches of time, leading to his shocking retirement in 2019 at the age of 29. Here's a look at the untold truth of Andrew Luck.
Heading into the 2012 NFL Draft, the Indianapolis Colts held the #1 draft pick thanks to the dismal losing season known among fans as "The Suck for Luck." It was a stroke of good fortune for the team, which needed to replace the legendary Peyton Manning, who had moved to the Denver Broncos after an injury-plagued year..
After being drafted, Luck said of the circumstances,
"You don't really replace a guy like that. You just try to do the best you can. Obviously, he was my hero growing up.".
Being the face of the Indianapolis Colts wasn't the only thing they had in common, though. Not only were both of their fathers also NFL quarterbacks, but Archie Manning and Oliver Luck actually played together on the Houston Oilers for two seasons. What are the odds?
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The Manning connection | 0:17
A Stanford man | 0:57
Confusing his opponents one compliment at a time | 2:01
Robots, yes, smartphones, no | 2:38
Recs-N-Effect | 3:40
Lucky break | 4:22
His shocking retirement | 4:50