Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay believes that Andrew Luck will re-sign before the start of training camp.
It was a forgettable season for Indianapolis Colts franchise quarterback Andrew Luck as he battled injuries and never made enough of an impact to help the team make the playoffs. He gave way to veteran Matt Hasselbeck for most of the year, but he should be at full strength in 2016.
However, the former Stanford Cardinal gunslinger is only signed through the 2016 campaign and Colts’ owner Jim Irsay is working hard to make a deal with the three-time Pro Bowler.
According to Mike Wells of ESPN, the Colts’ owner believes that the two sides will come to an agreement before the start of training camp next month.
Luck’s rookie deal expires after 2016 and that is something the upper management needs to work out before the season to ensure there are no distractions on the possibility that Luck could play elsewhere in 2017.
During the 2015 season, he played in just seven games, passing for 1,881 yards, 15 touchdowns and 12 interceptions following a career year in 2014. He looked like a shell of himself from the prior season, but when healthy, he could be the league’s top QB.
Irsay is making sure he keeps Luck on the Colts for the long-term because if were to walk after 2016, they wouldn’t be as lucky as they were in 2012 when they found the young star in the NFL draft after Peyton Manning left.
Smart move by the front office to get something done quick — Colts fans hope Irsay isn’t all talk here.
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