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Irsay says there’s “no doubt” Luck deal will be done in time for camp

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Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead, and the Colts and quarterback Andrew Luck are still “close” on a contract.

Owner Jim Irsay nevertheless said on Wednesday that there’s “no doubt” Luck will be signed before training camp opens.

“Anybody who’s done negotiations knows that you can get close and then remain close for a long period of time,” Irsay said Wednesday, via the Indianapolis Star.  “You know, close doesn’t always mean that it’s going to get done the next day.

“But . . . he’ll be in camp, there is no question that he’ll be signed in time.  We’ll be talking this week, and we are talking, and there’s no question that he’ll be signed for the beginning of training camp and ready to go.  No doubt about it.  We’ve been close, and I think we’ll be able to accomplish the final couple details, and it’s going to get done.  No doubt about it.”

Both sides now have a roadmap for all non-monetary terms, given that the Redskins have signed quarterback Robert Griffin III.  The Griffin deal contains no offset language as to the full four-year guarantee; thus, Luck’s deal should omit offset language as well.

The same logic applies to all other portions of Griffin’s deal.  Copy it, change the numbers to reflect the extra money Luck gets as the first pick in the draft, and git ‘er done.

To the extent that the Colts are holding out for any better terms than the Redskins gave Griffin, the fact that Irsay is guaranteeing that Luck will be present for camp gives Luck’s agent/uncle the leverage he needs to get Irsay to finally blink.

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7 Responses to “Irsay says there’s “no doubt” Luck deal will be done in time for camp”
  1. rickyspanish says: Jul 19, 2012 2:45 AM

    rickyspanish says Jim Irsay’s face looks like a plump tomato.

  2. beardinals says: Jul 19, 2012 5:22 AM

    I get the feeling this guy likes his own fame a lot.

  3. keysh says: Jul 19, 2012 7:09 AM

    Irsay is just playing games to see himself in the news, he’s trying to keep himself in the spotlight. He’s stretching the fun as long as he can. Peyton must be glad that he’s gone and doesn’t have to deal with that anymore..

  4. eviltwin007 says: Jul 19, 2012 7:19 AM

    My prediction is that it will be done before the 25th.

  5. eckertae says: Jul 19, 2012 8:58 AM

    this “blink” stuff is nonsense. The teams are paying so much less for top draft picks than the Bradford year, it doesn’t matter in the big picture. 4 year deals locked in for around 20-25m on a top pick? Yeah….that’s “awful” for the team.

    The only news is that the #2 overall pick is signed while nobody else in the top 5 is yet. What’s wrong with those other teams?

  6. purpleguy says: Jul 19, 2012 10:56 AM

    If this guy spent as much time on Twitter and doing interviews as he does negotiating contracts, Luck would have been signed two months ago.

  7. dspyank2k11 says: Jul 19, 2012 11:59 AM

    how long has this guy been the owner of the Colts, I havent even heard from him until last year when Peyton was hurt, now hes Jerry Jones???

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