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Colts work out deal with top draft pick Luck

July 19, 2012

The Indianapolis Colts have signed No. 1 overall pick Andrew Luck.

The quarterback's agent and uncle, Will Wilson, confirmed Thursday that the deal had been completed. Luck will get $22.1 million over four years, including a $14.5 million signing bonus, NFL.com said, citing unidentified people with knowledge of the contract.

Colts owner Jim Irsay told reporters in late April he expected Luck's deal would be almost identical to the four-year, $22 million contract last year's top pick, Cam Newton, signed. And the deal came together just a day after another rookie quarterback, Robert Griffin III, signed a four-year deal with the Washington Redskins.

Griffin's fully guaranteed deal is worth $21.1 million, and includes a club option for a fifth year.

Luck, a two-time Heisman Trophy runner-up at Stanford University, will replace Peyton Manning behind center this season.

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