Irsay: Luck deal not imminent, but both sides want to get it done

AP

Colts owner Jim Irsay says he and Andrew Luck, and everyone else involved in contract negotiations, want to get a long-term deal done as soon as they can.

“It’s progressing well,” Irsay said. “We’ve had really good conversations. There is nothing new to report. Nothing imminent. I’m still hopeful that before training camp that we can get something done and I think both sides feel the sooner the better. . . . I would be surprised if we don’t have something done before training camp.”

Irsay said it’s possible the deal could get done before the Fourth of July, although he didn’t put a deadline on it. Irsay acknowledged that he’ll be paying Luck a lot of money.

“It comes down to the debates in the negotiations of years, total number, total guarantees and all those sorts of things and obviously how it relates to the cap. I haven’t seen anything that has just been a problem that is going to hold it up. I see progress being made,” Irsay said.

Within the next couple of months, Luck should have a new contract, and it may make him the highest-paid player in NFL history.

27 responses to “Irsay: Luck deal not imminent, but both sides want to get it done

  1. Drag it out.
    Then IF Luck improves, he can leave and the Colts are screwed.
    They can franchise him for a year or two.
    But then he’s gone.
    The longer it goes and the better he gets (IF he improves) the less leverage the Colts have.

    At some point, Luck can make more money accepting a year or two of franchising then going free agent.
    A team like the Jets or Browns is desperate for a QB and will pay him what he wants.
    No trading 5 high draft picks for a QB prospect, the signing team gets a decent starter.

  2. Great kid. Great player. He’ll be the highest paid player and he should be. He’ll also go down in history as one of the winningest players too.

  3. Colts tanked for Manning. They also tanked for Luck. Irsay and his family are just not honest people. I can never forgive them for what they did to Baltimore. May the franchise die from a thousand cuts.

  4. 2016StockMarketCrash says:
    Jun 9, 2016 8:10 AM
    Very overrated player and struggles in big games constantly.

    This is complete nonsense, Luck has dragged a mediocre roster to the playoffs 3 times. They’ve won 3 playoff games so far with a bad offensive line, no running game and a mediocre defense. The only reason they’ve even gotten to play big games is him elevating the team. The one team he’s really struggled with is the Patriots, and that’s not something to be ashamed with, especially considering the Colts aren’t even in the same class as the Patriots are.

  5. You idiots throwing shade on Luck seriously need to get a clue – he had a down year and you all are writing him off as though he wasn’t one of the best QBs prior to that.

    Even despite struggling last year he single-handedly willed the horrible Colts to a win over the SB champs last year and paid the price for his courage because the Colts front-office couldn’t surround him with an NFL-caliber OL

    Yes he’s struggled against the Pats but who hasn’t? He is absolutely one of the best of the young QBs and it’s laughably pathetic how short some of your collective memories are

  6. The fact that Luck is not the second coming as a QB makes me feel like karma still exists. I hope the Colts are happy they made a farce of the draft .

  7. Cue the comments about the owner using drugs, the piped in noise, the so-called “Suck for Luck” year, etc. I can only assume these comments are made by people who are fans of teams that have little success over the years (unlike the Colts, who have had tremendous success for the past 17 years (with one bad year), and with Luck, will have another 15 tremendous years. Or these are just the comments of disgruntled Patriots fans, whose team and coaches are a bunch of confirmed cheaters. Why don’t you go home and get a DeflateGateHat!

  8. tonebones says:
    Jun 9, 2016 7:28 AM
    Great kid. Great player. He’ll be the highest paid player and he should be. He’ll also go down in history as one of the winningest players too.

    ==============================
    “…winningest players?”

    You think he’s going to sign with the Patriots?

  9. smokehouse56 says:
    Jun 9, 2016 8:13 AM
    I can never forgive them for what they did to Baltimore.
    __________
    Are you sure that isn’t the other way around?
    #KnowYourNFLHistory

  10. blue18hutthutt says:
    Jun 9, 2016 8:53 AM
    You idiots throwing shade on Luck seriously need to get a clue – he had a down year and you all are writing him off as though he wasn’t one of the best QBs prior to that.

    Even despite struggling last year he single-handedly willed the horrible Colts to a win over the SB champs last year and paid the price for his courage because the Colts front-office couldn’t surround him with an NFL-caliber OL

    Yes he’s struggled against the Pats but who hasn’t? He is absolutely one of the best of the young QBs and it’s laughably pathetic how short some of your collective memories are

    ==================
    Luck’s career QB rating is 85.0.

    That’s lower than Kirk Cousins, RGIII, Colin Kaepernick, Nick Foles, and Tyrod Taylor. All are young QBs like Luck. None of those guys is going to the Hall of Fame.

    And I didn’t mention Wilson, Newton, or several others.

    OK, I agree, QB rating isn’t the sole barometer of a QB’s effectiveness, but it is an objective measure.

    His low score is a legitimate reason to doubt his long-term effectiveness.

  11. 2016StockMarketCrash says:
    Jun 9, 2016 8:10 AM
    Very overrated player and struggles in big games constantly.

    This is complete nonsense, Luck has dragged a mediocre roster to the playoffs 3 times. They’ve won 3 playoff games so far with a bad offensive line, no running game and a mediocre defense. The only reason they’ve even gotten to play big games is him elevating the team.
    ~~~~~~~~~~

    With the contract he is about to get, he needs to get used to “elevating the team” because don’t expect huge improvements elsewhere.

    Try to imagine for a moment if Cam and Luck had their current careers reversed. Luck would be fitted for his long hyped HOF jacket while Cam would be labelled a “bust” with “a lot to prove”.

  12. Has the league completed their investigation into the Colts refusal to disclose Luck’s broken ribs last season?

    Where is Roger on this blight on the integrity of the game?

  13. Luck is a hugely talented QB and on a team with a decent defense and an offensive line he could have tremendous success. For example, put him on Denver and they would be really tough to beat. Same could be said for Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Houston or KC.

    The real questions is “why does Luck want to waste his career with the Colts”? What have they done to improve their offensive line and defense since he has been in Indy? Luck would be wise to reject any offer from the Colts and sign with an actual contender.

  14. With the contract he is about to get, he needs to get used to “elevating the team” because don’t expect huge improvements elsewhere.

    Try to imagine for a moment if Cam and Luck had their current careers reversed. Luck would be fitted for his long hyped HOF jacket while Cam would be labelled a “bust” with “a lot to prove”.

    I don’t get the point in comparing the two, both are very good QBs. Cam just won an MVP and played in a SB, I don’t think anyone is calling him a bust or saying he has a lot to prove. Cam also got a $100M contract so what exactly is the quibble there?

  15. Luck’s career QB rating is 85.0.

    That’s lower than Kirk Cousins, RGIII, Colin Kaepernick, Nick Foles, and Tyrod Taylor. All are young QBs like Luck. None of those guys is going to the Hall of Fame.

    And I didn’t mention Wilson, Newton, or several others.

    OK, I agree, QB rating isn’t the sole barometer of a QB’s effectiveness, but it is an objective measure.

    His low score is a legitimate reason to doubt his long-term effectiveness.

    Maybe just try to use your eyes instead of pulling up a stat with no context. The fact that you even think it’s worth comparing Luck to those other QBs you mentioned is laughable. I think if anyone has watched him play, seen what he’s been able to do with the teams he’s been on and elevated the players around him, I think you wouldn’t have much doubt about his long term effectiveness.

  16. crush2:
    I assume you are talking about the Memorial Stadium issues. We have to assume Irsay, a deep pock NFL owner had the money to build his own stadium and not milk the Baltimore taxpayers to build him a stadium. After all, he was an NFL owner and he was responsible for a stadium. Not the poor taxpayers. They did their responsibility. The supported the team for years.

  17. Luck is in my eyes one of the most overrated players in the NFL. The guys skillset is above average but has not come close to living up to all of the hype.

  18. smokehouse56 says:
    Jun 9, 2016 10:42 AM
    crush2:
    I assume you are talking about the Memorial Stadium issues. We have to assume Irsay, a deep pock NFL owner had the money to build his own stadium and not milk the Baltimore taxpayers to build him a stadium. After all, he was an NFL owner and he was responsible for a stadium. Not the poor taxpayers. They did their responsibility. The supported the team for years.
    ————–
    Check the attendance there the last few years. Why would he want to invest there when only 20,000 are showing up?
    Support your team = keep your team.

  19. Andrew Luck is a very talented QB like it or not. Anyone who says otherwise really needs to do a little research before bad mouthing this QB. I’m not a Colts fan, but I’m a football fan who enjoys the game. QB’S can’t throw when they are on they are on their back, getting hit, or running for their life. The Colt’s offensive line was pure garbage last year like it or not. Check their rankings, where was the offensive line ranked in most of those categories? If not last, second or third to last.
    You could put any QB (Rodgers, Brady, or Newton) behind that line and they would fare the same…THEY WOULD GET SMOKED. Little or no protection equals a beat up QB and bad season. Either get the guy some guys on the line who can protect him or whine and cry when he says “screw this mess…I’m tired of getting beat up. Get me something to work with or I’m out.”

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