Over the weekend Colts quarterback Andrew Luck suddenly retired from the game at 29. So what does 42-year-old Tom Brady think of the news?

I went out to breakfast with my mother this past Sunday and we started talking about football (as usual).

Of course the sudden retirement of Andrew Luck was part of the conversation, both of us remarking on how young the former Colts quarterback is. And the first thing out of my mom's mouth was "Bet Tom Brady would say he should have taken better care of himself."

I get what she meant, Brady has been very strict about diet, exercise and treating his body like a temple, allowing him to play much longer than the average quarterback.

And Luck's comment that he was "worn out" at 29 is probably pretty laughable to Tom, but he doesn't seem like an "I told you so" type of guy.

And he wasn't when asked about Luck's retirement.

Classy as always, Tom told WEEI

It’s his life. Everyone has the right to choose what they want to do. 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.

It was a shocking retirement to most, but Tom certainly gave credit where credit was due to a great player. Unlike many fans who booed Luck as he left the field on Saturday night.

Not cool Indy.

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