There is a new sheriff in town in Indianapolis. Stanford QB Andrew Luck, the first overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, has just signed a 4-year deal with the Colts worth $22.1 million dollars.
Colts owner and CEO, Jim Irsay wanted nothing more than to inform the Colts’ fans and the whole world. Via Twitter, Irsay released the following:
Everyone knew that it was only a matter of time until Andrew Luck signed with Indianapolis. With the new bargaining agreement regulations and rookie wage scale, the idea of rookies having to hold out in the off-season now seems like a distant memory.
So out goes Peyton Manning, in comes the new successor. It will be an entirely new beginning starting with the organization’s new offensive coordinator, Bruce Arians, who was released by the Pittsburgh Steelers.
In addition, the Colts’ drafted another Stanford athlete, Coby Fleener, who was Luck’s tight end at Tree in order to create a smoother transition.
Andrew Luck will be inserted immediately with the first team and will automatically be pressured to play the Colts’ pro-style offense. With so many new pieces on the team, we can’t help to think that the first year will be nothing more than work-in-progress.
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