Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay hinted early Saturday evening that quarterback Andrew Luck may be getting a contract extension soon.
On the final day of the 2016 NFL Draft, Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay said that talks on a contract extension with Luck are “progressing well,” per Zak Keefer of the Indianapolis Star.
This is great news for both the Colts and Luck, as it means that Luck gets his much-deserved pay-day and the Colts have their main guy locked up for years to come.
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It could go without saying that Luck could very well become the highest-paid player in the NFL with the new contract, and rightfully so. Through four seasons, Luck has thrown for 14,838 yards and 101 touchdowns while completing 58.1-percent of his passes.
The Colts realized just how important Luck was to the team this past season when he missed a total of nine games to various injuries, resulting in a disappointing eight-win season for the Colts just a year removed from a berth in the AFC Championship game.
Luck’s last fully healthy season came in 2014 — the same year that the Colts were one game away from Super Bowl 49. Luck enjoyed his best season, leading the league with 40 passing touchdowns while throwing for over 4,700 yards.
Just as good of news as the Luck extension talks? The Colts thus far in the draft have seriously addressed adding players to the offensive line to help fill holes amongst the unit. So far, they have added Ryan Kelly, Le’Raven Clark and Joe Haeg to help better protect their franchise quarterback for the 2016 season and beyond.
As Irsay has noted in the past, the Colts want to lock up Luck to a long-term deal by July 4th. If worst comes to worst, then it can be expected to see a deal completed by the time the Colts head to Anderson for training camp in late-July.