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#pounditTuesday, March 2, 2021

Colts OL says he was ‘shocked’ over Andrew Luck’s retirement

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Andrew Luck’s retirement before last season was one of the biggest news announcements of the year, and it came out of nowhere. In fact, his announcement even left his teammates surprised.

During an interview with “Pardon My Take” last week, Indianapolis Colts offensive lineman Quenton Nelson recalled what it was like when he heard the news.

“He told me. I was just like … shocked,” Nelson told hosts Big Cat and PFT.

Nelson also was critical of the fans who booed Luck.

“He told us before the game, and during the game the news broke — cameras were all over him. And then some fans were booing him, which is bulls—.”

Luck told his teammates ahead of their third preseason game, which came against the Bears. The news leaked late in the game, which led fans to boo Luck when they found out. Luck even admitted that it “hurt” to have the fans boo him. Those fans probably regret their decisions, but in the heat of the moment, you could understand why they might have reacted that way. They pay a lot of money to attend games and were expecting a playoff season, and that got ripped away with one stunning announcement.

Indy went 7-9 last season without Luck. Numerous teams would love to have him at quarterback, but Luck is not expected to return to the sport.

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