Colts get their man, sign Andrew Luck to four-year deal

Andrew Luck signs deal

The Indianapolis Colts signed top NFL Draft pick Andrew Luck to a fully-guaranteed four-year, $22 million deal yesterday, ending the suspense that hovered around the team.

Luck’s deal is similar to Cam Newton’s four-year, $22 million contract with the Carolina Panthers. Newton was the first top Draft pick to sign under the rookie pay scale of the 2011 Collective Bargaining Agreement. Sam Bradford, the top pick of the 2010 Draft, signed a six-year, $78 million deal under the old labor agreement.

Luck is considered the best quarterback prospect in a generation. Now, he can assume the mantle of savior of Colts football. Indianapolis opens training camp July 28.

A story on USA Today lists 11 first-rounders still without contracts:

  • 3. Trent Richardson, Browns
  • 4. Matt Kalil, Vikings
  • 5. Justin Blackmon, Jaguars
  • 6. Morris Claiborne, Cowboys
  • 7. Mark Barron, Buccaneers
  • 8. Ryan Tannehill, Dolphins
  • 11. Dontari Poe, Chiefs
  • 20. Kendall Wright, Titans
  • 22. Brandon Weeden, Browns
  • 23. Riley Reiff, Lions
  • 24. David DeCastro, Steelers

With Luck and Robert Griffin III signed, deals for the rest of the first rounders should fall in place very soon.

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