Andrew Luck came into the league setting records his rookie season, and has been the guy in Indy ever since, but as of late he has been injury prone, should they spend this kind of money on a player who may or may not last? Take note of Tony Romo who is one hit away from needing a hip replaced and dentures.
“Lost in the shuffle of recent comments made by Colts owner Jim Irsay about Peyton Manning and his hope that Manning will retire as a member of the Colts, were some pretty significant predictions forAndrew Luck’s next contract.”
“It’s going to be a big number,” Irsay told WISH-TV, via the team’s official site. “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.”
“We’ll see exactly what Irsay means by shocking. A nine-figure deal would not be surprising — Joe Flacco, Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees, Matt Ryan, Cam Newton, Tony Romo, Colin Kaepernick and Jay Cutler have all signed them during the past five seasons. The inner workings, however, will be truly fascinating.” – Reported by Conor Orr
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