With so many rookie deals already done, those that aren’t become slightly more glaring than they usually would be as of June 20.
As to the top eight picks in the 2012 draft, a major sticking point continues to be the question of whether the teams will drop from the deals language offsetting the players’ guaranteed money with pay they’d receive from their next team, if they’re cut during the four years of their contracts.
Regardless of the reason(s) for his deal not being done, Colts quarterback Andrew Luck isn’t worried.
“To me, I worry about getting better at football,” the first overall pick said Tuesday after an Indianapolis “Play 60” event, via the Associated Press. “My agent, I’ll let him take care of that.”
It’s the right approach, but what if Luck’s agent-uncle can’t get it done before it’s time to go to training camp? Since the agent-uncle (or is it uncle-agent?) is inexperienced, the Colts may try to drive a harder bargain — and at some point Luck’s agent-uncle-agent may be forced to take what’s on the table or advise Luck to stay away from training camp.
Yes, there’s still plenty of time before Colts fans should start worrying. But given the unprecedented number of rookie contracts that have been completed, it makes sense to keep an eye on those that have yet to be signed on the dotted line.