The bane of the Tennessee Titans’ existence, Andrew Luck, has retired from the NFL.
The dominance that Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck has maintained over the Tennessee Titans for years now has come to an end.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter shocked the world on Saturday night when he reported that Luck would be retiring from the NFL, citing the fact that Luck is “mentally worn down, and now checking out.”
It seemed as though Luck was heading for another season of mystery involving another ailment he was dealing with, which is something we’ve seen before. It looks as though Luck wasn’t interested in going through that again.
His retirement is absolutely stunning news to say the least. When you think back on some of the most shocking news that has been reported in NFL history, this has to be at the top.
Just like that, the bane of the Titans’ existence is no longer playing for their division rival.
Luck sported an 11-0 career record against Tennessee, and whenever it would seem like the Titans were ready to break his streak of dominance, Luck would find another way to beat them. It was like he had some kind of magic spell over his rival from Nashville.
A lot of Titans fans would tell you that they’d rather beat Luck and earn it rather than have him retire and see his dominance end by other means.
While that’s an understandable and noble thought process, not having the now-former Colts quarterback in the way is a huge burden off the Titans’ shoulders.
It creates a gigantic opening for Tennessee to take control of the AFC South, as it seems almost impossible to fathom how the Colts get past this and make the playoffs, let alone win the division, with Jacoby Brissett behind center.
More specifically, the Titans are looking at two games they theoretically should win that were otherwise seriously in doubt because of Luck.
In one fell swoop, the Titans’ 2019 prospects just got a lot better.