Andrew Luck’s sudden retirement a ridiculous amount of shockwaves throughout the National Football League over the last 48 hours. Luck was done with the game after dealing with a crazy amount of injuries and being just 29-years-old, he wanted more for his life than to just be in pain all the time.
Reaction within the NFL with regard to Luck’s retirement has been unanimously supportive, but then you have those select few people who had to put their trash opinion out there.
The most scrutinized opinion came from Doug Gottlieb who has been blasted for his trash take on Andrew Luck walking away from the game.
Troy Aikman, who had to end his career because of injuries, put Gottlieb in a casket when he fired off at him.
Bo Jackson, the only athlete in professional sports history to be named an all-star in both football and baseball, also decided to make his voice known as well.
Bo backed what Aikman had to say, all while offering his support for Luck.
“I stand behind @TroyAikman and every word he said. Don’t criticize a man until you’ve worn his cleats. If you’ve never strapped on the pads you have no business commenting on something you know nothing about.”
A severe injury ended Jackson’s career at age 28.
Luck, during his retirement press conference, said that the constant cycle of “injury, pain, recovery, injury” over the past four years ultimately led to his decision to retire.
“I’m in pain; I’m still in pain,” Luck said Saturday night, per ESPN’s Mike Wells. “It’s been four years of this pain, rehab cycle. It’s a myriad of issues — calf strain, posterior ankle impingement, high ankle sprain. Part of my journey going forward will be figuring out how to feel better.”