Colts quarterback Andrew Luck set to retire after preseason game versus Bears

Lorin Cox
NBC Sports Chicago

As the Bears and Colts starters watched the third preseason game from the bench, one star was already planning his exit strategy.

During the fourth quarter of Saturday night's game, ESPN's Adam Schefter dropped a bomb that shook the NFL.

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Luck was set to enter his seventh season, although he missed all of 2017 with an injury. An offseason leg issue has lingered into the preseason, and now he's ready to call it quits.

The Colts opted to leave backup quarterback Jacoby Brissett on the bench for the game against the Bears because of Luck's injury. Now, he's their starter for Week 1, reinforcing the decision to hold him out.

Luck was shown on the sidelines with his teammates during the broadcast, riding it out for one last weekend before hanging up the cleats. The NFL will miss one of the league's most talented quarterbacks who left a career unfulfilled.

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