Bill Belichick on OMF admits he was 'a little bit' surprised by Andrew Luck retirement

Ryan Hannable
August 26, 2019 - 4:30 pm

For the first time in really seven seasons, Bill Belichick and the Patriots won't need to think about facing Andrew Luck, as the quarterback stunned the football world when he retired Saturday night.

Appearing on Ordway, Merloni & Fauria Monday, Belichick was asked if he was surprised by the news?

“I guess a little bit, but you never know," he said. "I don’t know what was going on with him. I haven’t followed it. Obviously, he’s dealt with some stuff the last couple years. He can certainly make his own decisions.”

The Patriots themselves have seen a few players retire just this offseason, so Belichick was asked if injuries are usually the No. 1 reason why like they were in Luck's case.

“Each situation is different," he said. "Each player is different. Sometime it is injuries, sometimes it is other things, or personal. Sometimes it is just done (being) with football.”

Tom Brady also shared his reaction Monday when on with The Greg Hill Show.

“It is his life. Everyone has the right to choose what they want to do," he said. "He had a great career and he was a great player. Everybody wishes they could be healthy all the time. It is a contact sport and he’s certainly had his fair share of injuries, so guys retire at different times. Some at the end of the season, and I have seen a lot of guys retire before the season gets going and this is just one of those examples.”

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