Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck shocked the sports world when he suddenly retired from the NFL at the young ripe age of 29-years-old on Saturday night.
It was one of the most sudden retirements in sports history; alongside Michael Jordan’s, Barry Sanders’ and Calvin Johnson’s.
And Cowboys owner Jerry Jones just said the weirdest thing about Andrew Luck’s future outside of NFL football.
Andrew Luck didn’t quite live up to expectations after replacing Peyton Manning at the Indianapolis Colts. The first three years for the young quarterback were stellar where he went 11-5 for three consecutive years in a row and he did it inheriting a 2-14 team when Peyton missed an entire season due to neck surgery.
Luck even made it to the AFC Championship in his third year but fell short of the Super Bowl. After that, Luck’s career wasn’t so “lucky.” His career was plagued with injury and on Saturday night, he retired altogether from football.
He said, “Injury, pain, rehab, injury, pain, rehab. And it92s been unceasing, unrelenting, both in season and offseason, and I felt stuck in it. And the only way I see out is to no longer play football. It’s taken my joy of this game away.”
It’s hard to really blame the Colts quarterback whose team had aspirations of making the Super Bowl, or at least, making a run at being contenders for it. Maybe he could’ve informed the Colts and their fans a long time ago, but maybe his body just couldn’t take it anymore either.
But Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has high hopes for Andrew Luck’s career after football and actually thinks he should be President of the United States.
He wouldn’t be able to be eligible for president until the 2024 election but it seems like a slap in the face to Trump and all that he92s accomplished so far, don’t you think?
After the Cowboys defeated the Houston Texans on Saturday Jones said, “I hope he becomes President of the United States.”
That seems like a bit of a knee-jerk reaction to have in a moment like that.
He added, “To play football and everything that’s involved in playing this game, you’ve got to have your mind and heart not only committed to completely buying into, completely doing it, but you’ve got to almost be over-committed to doing it because you get so many No92s. You get so many No’s. Everybody does that plays this game. No’s are everywhere. So to step back away from this thing, I honor him. I think a lot of his family, I think a lot of his father. I think a lot of what he’s brought to football and wish him nothing but the very best.”
Jones has praised Luck in the past as being a “complete player.” He’s also said, “Every snap you thought he was capable of doing it to you.”
It kind of makes you think whether Jones has an agenda though.
The Indianapolis Colts front office and owner graciously let Luck keep nearly $25 million in bonuses when they could’ve easily won a judgment against him to get it all back. Many speculate that the graciousness was specifically to leave the door open for Luck to come back out of retirement when he’s ready.
But what if Jones didn’t exactly mean what he said and he would happily give up his star quarterback, Dak Prescott, in a heartbeat to get Luck?
Prescott wants north of $30 million per season, but is he really worth it? Jones would probably trade Prescott for Luck in the blink of an eye.