After seventeen seasons played in the National Football League — Steve Beuerlein retired from the league, and he seems to think Andrew Luck should’ve done the same after putting in a few more years.
The former NFL quarterback took to Twitter over the weekend and blasted the former Colts quarterback for bailing on his team.
“I am a HUGE Andrew Luck fan. Always have been. But this I cannot defend or justify,” Beuerlein wrote. “NO scenario where retirement is defensible. To do this to his teammates, organization, fans, and the NFL 2 weeks before the season is just not right. I love the guy but this will haunt him.”
“Point is this is a massive decision he SAID he has pondered for 10 DAYS! Colts invested in him for 5-10 more YRS! Go on IR, get away for a few weeks and think about it. Get healthy for 2nd half of season and make a run! Colts are good! If Jacoby goes 4-4 they have a chance!”
“His team needs him to make this run. I know rehab is tough. I had 19 surgeries as a player. 8 over 2 years. It sucks! But he owes it to his team. It is just a lower leg injury and it will heal! Just give it a chance. If it doesn’t walk away after this year.”
He also urged other players defending his decision to stop being “politically correct” and stated Luck should’ve went on IR to buy time and recharge.
“A lot of guys have gone thru multiple years of rehab after bad luck w injuries. Not unusual! This injury WILL get better and is not career threatening. Retire AFTER this season if it does not get better and if you still feel this way,” he wrote.
During his time in the league, Beuerlein played for the Raiders, Cowboys, Cardinals, Jaguars, Panthers and Broncos.
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