Three straight trips to the playoffs that have let the Colts forget Peyton Manning has the team poised to lock in QB Andrew Luck forever.
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The Indianapolis Colts have their franchise QB in Andrew Luck, and they plan on keeping him long-term by proposing perhaps the biggest contract in NFL history.
Andrew Luck is only one year away from finishing his 2012 rookie deal and the Colts could empty the vault to keep him locked up for the better part of the prime years of his career.
Adam Schefter of ESPN reported that the Colts are “working on the parameters of a blockbuster megadeal” for Luck, which could make him the highest-paid player in the NFL, at $25 million per year.
New NFL contracts cannot be finalized until the start of the new league year (after Superbowl XLIX), but the collective bargaining agreement permits renegotiations of draft-pick contracts upon completion of the player’s third regular season. Which means that the window is now open for players like Luck, Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson, and other members of the 2012 draft class such as Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill to get new deals.