Andrew Luck To Receive ‘Shocking’ Extension From Colts
Colt’s QB Andrew Luck just finished his fourth NFL season. That means the 26 year-old Stanford product is eligible for his first big contract extension this coming offseason.
Colts owner Jim Irsay told WISH-TV, “Andrew is going to be here,” Irsay said. “I don’t know when that might be, but it’s just a matter of time before we talk about this new contract and agreed to. It’s going to be a big number. It’s going to be a shocking number, nine figures and probably a 20 (million) starting point per year, but again we will find the right number to get to.”
Luck has been widely projected to make the leap from good quarterback to franchise, All-Pro quarterback; unfortunately for Luck and the Colts, not to mention some fantasy owners, Luck only played in 7 games this year, throwing 15 touchdowns and 12 interceptions.
Around the NFL’s Conor Orr noted that there are several other quarterbacks who have gotten a nine figure deal: Joe Flacco, Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees, Matt Ryan, Cam Newton, Tony Romo, Colin Kaepernick and Jay Cutler. Those haven’t exactly panned out for those teams besides Rodgers and Newton, a lot of those guys have seen either injuries or play level diminish.
Luck had a very solid third year with 40 touchdown passes, but he still averaged an interception a game with 16, this was a big year for the Colts to see how Luck would perform before his contract extension. Apparently the Colts have seen enough and they like what they see in their franchise quarterback.
INDIANAPOLIS, IN – NOVEMBER 08: Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts throws the ball during the game against the Denver Broncos at Lucas Oil Stadium on November 8, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)