Andrew Luck, enjoying retirement, reports to Niners postgame dressed as namesake Civil War meme

Andrew Luck appears to be dwelling a contented post-NFL life. (Jenna Watson-USA TODAY NETWORK)

Andrew Luck could be out of the NFL, however that does not imply he cannot have a bit of enjoyable on “Thursday Evening Soccer.”

The previous Indianapolis Colts quarterback, who’s getting into Yr 5 of retirement after hanging up his cleats at age 29, reported for obligation in full Civil Conflict regalia after the San Francisco 49ers defeated the New York Giants on Thursday in a callback to the Captain Andrew Luck meme that developed its personal on-line persona throughout his enjoying days.

This could be probably the most random postgame look we have ever seen from an athlete, however we’re additionally not complaining:

He actually does seem like a person taken straight out of the Battle of Gettysburg, proper all the way down to the unkempt facial hair. The Twitter account on the middle of the meme, @CaptAndrewLuck, grew to become a fixture on social media after Colts video games throughout Luck’s profession, with its 1800s-tinged recaps of the day’s “battles.” It was extra entertaining than the precise social media accounts of most athletes.

Luck actually leaned into the character Thursday, to the delight of his hosts:

Luck has made sporadic public appearances since his stunning retirement in 2019 after 4 years of persistent accidents. So far as we all know, he had beforehand spoken on digital camera solely twice since retiring, as soon as in an ESPN look alongside Robert Griffin III forward of final yr’s School Soccer Playoff championship recreation at his outdated stomping floor of Lucas Oil Stadium and another during a football game at his alma mater, Stanford.

Luck and his spouse, Nicole, have welcomed two daughters within the meantime, with Luck taking over “full-time daddy obligation” — not less than when he is not defending the republic.

By all accounts, Luck has been having fun with his retirement, and judging from his look Thursday, he is beginning to actually take pleasure in it. That is good as a result of the entire level of his retirement was that soccer was bringing him extra ache than pleasure.

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