Jim Irsay promises that Andrew Luck's contract extension will be huge

Now that the Super Bowl is over, it's time to tend to matters of all 32 teams. One of the biggest items of the offseason will be the contract status of Colts quarterback Andrew Luck and whether or not he inks a massive extension.

Buried in the Super Bowl hoopla, owner Jim Irsay said last week that Luck is going to get paid -- and soon.

From the Colts team website:

"Andrew is going to be here," Irsay told WISH-TV last week. "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, who was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2012 draft, is one of the best young quarterbacks in the NFL. Last season was marred by injury, including a kidney laceration that KO'd his season.

Two seasons ago, Luck threw for 4,761 yards and 40 touchdowns and 16 interceptions. He has 101 touchdowns already, and has led the Colts as far as the AFC Championship Game. Luck is set to make $16.1 million in the final year of his rookie contract.

It's a pretty sure bet that Luck's annual number will be above $20 million a year. Nine quarterbacks already make as much annually, with Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers making $22 million a year. 

(H/t NFL.com)


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