Four-time Pro Bowl quarterback Andrew Luck shocked the NFL world when he announced his retirement prior to the start of the 2019 season.
He cited his constant battles with injuries over the course of his career.
Since then, there is always discussion about what Luck is doing nowadays.
Recently, XFL Commissioner Oliver Luck appeared on The Dan Patrick show and was asked about how is son was doing in retirement.
Some quotes of interest about his son from Oliver Luck, father of Andrew and XFL commissioner, on the Dan Patrick Show this morning. pic.twitter.com/jPwbZF6yqe
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Luck was asked if his son needed a job after his retirement from the Colts.
“No he doesn’t, thank you for asking. He’s Mr. Mom right now, he and his wife had their first child about 3 months ago. So he’s doing a lot of babysitting.”
He also was asked on how Andrew has been able to “disappear” since announcing his retirement.
The elder Luck said:
He’s one of those millennials that isn’t involved in social media. As a result, it was very easy for him to get out of the spotlight and live his own life.”
Luck also talked about many other players in NFL history who chose to make an early exit from the game.
Players such as Luke Kuechly, who decided to retire at only 28 years old.
He also discussed how the NFL has changed since he played with the Houston Oilers from 1982 to 1986.
“I really admire anybody who’s played in the league who leaves on his own terms,” Luck said. “So, watching Luke Kuechly for example, great career, great player, and I just love it when a guy says, ‘I’m in control, I’m gonna walk away when I want to walk away, I’m not gonna let the game determine when my career is over.’ Guys like me were told when we were done. But I really admire that, because that’s called taking control. It’s also taking control of your post-playing future, which is critical for a lot of guys.”
It’s still too early since Andrew Luck retired and it remains to be seen over the long-term if his thinking changes about possibly making a return.
Colts GM Chris Ballard also made it very clear that he has no expectation that Andrew Luck will change his mind about retirement and his belief appears to be strong.