The Twitter account of Colts owner Jim Irsay has been a useful and, at times, compelling source of information during the 2012 offseason. Soon, it will revert to being a periodic repository of obscure lyrics and oft-indecipherable amusement.
But the Irsay Twitter feed has one final task — to let us know what’s happening with the rookie contract of quarterback Andrew Luck.
Irsay has disclosed that the talks between Luck’s agent/uncle and Colts negotiator Dan Emerson are “getting close!”
It’s a far simpler process than it used to be. Luck will receive a fully-guaranteed four-year deal, worth roughly $24 million. The team will hold an option for a fifth year, at a salary equal to the transition tag for quarterbacks in 2016.
The only surprise is that it’s taken this long to get it done.
Luck’s deal would set the ceiling for a trio of CAA clients who were taken at No. 2 (RG3), No. 3 (Trent Richardson), and No. 4 (Matt Kalil), respectively.