Colts left guard Quenton Nelson hasn’t shown any interest in public conversations about a contract extension, but he’s heading into the final year of his rookie deal and his three All-Pro selections make him the kind of player that a lot of people are interested in having around for the long term.
The Colts are very much in that group, but no extension has come together at this point. Past years have seen the Colts lock up key members of the organization in the days leading up to the start of the season and Colts owner Jim Irsay suggested that a similar plan is in place for Nelson this year.
“I see that getting done. . . . You know, we’ve never had a problem, if you look through the history of the franchise, with outstanding players that go on to a second contract, whether it’s with Reggie Wayne or Marvin Harrison,” Irsay said, via Joel A. Erickson of the Indianapolis Star.
Nelson’s eventual extension will likely reset the top of the market for guards around the league, which will make getting it done a point of interest well beyond the Colts organization.