The Colts have already begun contract talks with new quarterback Andrew Luck, and owner Jim Irsay confirmed that he envisions no hiccups on a deal with the No. 1 overall pick.
“It’s something that should be done swiftly,” Irsay told the Indianapolis Star. “There shouldn’t be a difficult process with that.”
Luck’s contract is expected to “mirror” 2011 No. 1 overall pick Cam Newton’s. The Panthers signed Newton to a four-year, fully guaranteed $22.025 million deal late last July, after the lockout ended.
Newton’s signing bonus was $14,518,544.
“It’s not complicated,” Irsay explained. “There’s no incentives. … Four years with the fifth year as an option.”