The Indianapolis Colts quarterback announced the stunning decision on Saturday night. . Luck held a press conference following the Colts preseason game against the Chicago Bears. . I've been stuck in this process. I haven't been able to live the life I want to live. It's taken the joy out of this game ... the only way forward for me is to remove myself from football. , Andrew Luck, via statement. This is not an easy decision. It's the hardest decision of my life. But it is the right decision for me. , Andrew Luck, via statement. Luck missed the entire 2017 season due to a shoulder injury. . He won NFL Comeback Player of the Year last season when he led the Colts to the playoffs for the first time since 2014. . Luck suffered a calf strain this year that has kept him from playing the entire preseason. . The 29-year-old quarterback joins a list of other surprising early retirements, . including Calvin Johnson, Magic Johnson, Gale Sayers, . Jim Brown, Barry Sanders and Sandy Koufax.