The Indianapolis Colts are working on a deal that would make quarterback Andrew Luck the most well paid player in the NFL, reports revealed today.
With just hours to go before the biggest game of his young NFL career, numerous sources are claiming that Luck and the Colts are in talks over a contract extension that would be worth around $25 million per year.
Although no deal can officially be signed before March 10 (the start of the new league year) it is believed that both sides are keen on getting an agreement in place as soon as possible.
Luck has emerged as one of the elite QBs in the NFL in this his third year in the league since arrive in Indianapolis as the first overall pick.
The 2014 regular season saw Luck set personal records for touchdowns thrown (38), pass completion percentage (61.7%) and total yards (4,601). Carrying on his impressive form into the playoffs Luck also saw off former Colt Peyton Manning in what many saw as a defining moment as Indianapolis continued to the AFC Championship game.
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While Andrew Luck is seemingly keen on sticking around in Indianapolis it is no surprise that the Colts front office are prepared to break the bank to ensure his signature on an extended deal with several other franchises likely to be sniffing around when his rookie deal comes to an end after the 2015 season.
The figure of $25 million would certainly be a big statement on behalf of the Colts who even forced Peyton Manning to see out his rookie deal before offering a new contract way back when.
The highest paid player in the NFL at present is Chicago Bears' much maligned quarterback Jay Cutler who's $126.7 million, seven-year deal looks at present to be a major error.