The Indianapolis Colts made quarterback Andrew Luck the highest-paid player in NFL history. Here are five reasons the Colts spent too much money on him.
On Wednesday, the Indianapolis Colts made their franchise quarterback Andrew Luck the highest-paid player in NFL history with his new contract extension running through the 2021 NFL season. Luck will make $140 million, including $87 million guaranteed on this six-year deal/five-year extension.
Not to say that Luck shouldn’t strive for as much money as he can while in his prime as an NFL quarterback (he’ll be 27 during the 2016 NFL season), but the Colts organization overpaid their star quarterback that hasn’t even gotten Indianapolis to a Super Bowl yet.
While he’s only been in the league for four years after going No. 1 overall to the Colts out of Stanford University in the 2012 NFL Draft, Seattle Seahawks franchise quarterback went in the third round of the same 2012 NFL Draft and has been to two Super Bowls, winning Super Bowl XLVII over the Denver Broncos.
Though locking Luck up long-term was absolutely a necessity for the Colts going forward, as any team with a great franchise quarterback should do, but isn’t it odd to make a guy the highest paid player in the history of the NFL if he hasn’t even gotten his team to a Super Bowl?
That’s not to say that Luck won’t be able to lead the Colts to a Super Bowl victory sometime between 2016 and 2021, but here are five reasons it may not have been a wise decision for Indianapolis to have broken the bank on Luck this soon in his NFL career (four seasons).
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