The Brief: The 2019 Indianapolis Colts started their season with the shocking retirement of Andrew Luck. Amidst all the Colts memes remains a sense of hope for this season.
The 2019 Indianapolis Colts memes got off on the sad note out the gates, with the surprise retirement of their franchise QB.
That meme format was popular for this news.
Colts: “We going to the Super Bowl this year!”
Andrew Luck: pic.twitter.com/FdGZIPfHMK
— Josiah Johnson (@KingJosiah54) August 25, 2019
Seriously, so popular. All of the Colts memes with this joke format.
Colts teammates : hey we can't wait to play this season
Andrew Luck: pic.twitter.com/M4Wecbd58l
— DEMIC 🇩🇲🇺🇸 (@KingDemic) August 25, 2019
The Colts 46-year old kicker may not have even known that was an option!
Colts memes figured the team was screwed after Luck’s decision to walk away from the game.
When all was said and done, Luck was done running.
With one of the league’s best GM and head coach combos in Chris Ballard and Frank Reich, the Colts seem not to have missed a beat in 2019 with QB Jacoby Brissett under center (yet somehow memers still gave Bill Belichick credit).
It doesn’t take a big man to show Brissett the respect he has deserved after some performances this season.
— Darius Butler (@DariusJButler) October 20, 2019
Fantasy football managers have repeatedly regretted leaving Brissett on their benches this season.
— Will Rapson (@quill_15) October 20, 2019
They’re going to have to learn to respect the system Ballard and Reich have put in place for Brissett to succeed.
Started Matt Ryan over Jacoby Brissett this week pic.twitter.com/xuS9sngvQw
— Dante (@Dvnte_IX) October 20, 2019
The Colts defense has also been very good this season, building off a strong showing last season.
Me watching this Young Colts defense swarm, & be physical, & win the line of scrimmage pic.twitter.com/RNvf836pFT
— Thomas Shelby 🏁 (@KyTheBrute) October 20, 2019
Last year’s defensive rookie of the year, Darius Leonard, has played well again this season and it has been immortalized on a t-shirt.
The newest shirt in the #Colts locker room.
Darius Leonard ‘baptizing’ Kenny Stills after the game-clinching interception.
Quenton Nelson at fullback. Let’s see Leonard in the WildColt. pic.twitter.com/hbrmNGNU9m
— Kevin Bowen (@KBowen1070) October 22, 2019
Colts Meme Reactions to Andrew Luck Retirement
We covered some of it above, but Luck’s retirement was big news and generated a lot of memes.
Andrew Luck was disappointingly booed by Colts fans when his retirement was leaked during a preseason game.
— SportBitz (@BitzSport) August 28, 2019
Others understood that poor offensive line play early in his career had left the QB bruised and battered.
If the Indianapolis Colts had her on the offensive line, Andrew Luck would still be playing. https://t.co/K6tnrwTxBk
— Sammy Sport (@Sammy_Sport77) August 28, 2019
Many Colts memes respected Luck’s decision to walk away once his joy for the game was gone.
— MarcThomas (@MarcThomasYo) August 28, 2019
We all know you won’t like The Juice when he’s angry…
— O.J. Simpson (@TheRealOJ32) August 25, 2019
Many NFL players were also stunned by the news.
— Jordan Howard (@JHowardx24) August 25, 2019
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones expects big things from Luck in the next chapter of his life.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones on Andrew Luck retiring: “I hope he becomes President of the United States.” pic.twitter.com/02yX0IHhQU
— Jori Epstein (@JoriEpstein) August 25, 2019