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Colts work out deal with top draft pick Luck

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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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  • OMG
    You folks crack me up. How is Irsay paying Andrew Luck more than Peyton? Peyton was due a $28M signing bonus with uncertainty about how he will play. Luck gets $14M up-front and around $5.5M per year. I like the direction the team is going. They are building a TEAM, not just a collection of pieces around a great player. Have some faith.
  • Indy are the losers
    I, quite frankly, do not care, to read anything about the current Colts Administration. They released Peyton Manning, perhaps the greatest quarterback of this decade. Mr. Irsay, and financial supporters, you have destroyed this team, and any immediate future recognition. Maybe, you DO need OxyContin.
  • Indy are the losers
    I, quite frankly, do not care, to read anything about the current Colts Administration. They released Peyton Manning, perhaps the greatest quarterback of this decade. Mr. Irsay, and financial supporters, you have destroyed this team, and any immediate future recognition. Maybe, you DO need OxyContin.

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