Andrew Luck: Contract situation doesn’t weigh on me
A report this week said the contract talks between the Colts and quarterback Andrew Luck were progressing and that the team would like to reach agreement on an extension by July.
Owner Jim Irsay confirmed that there’s been progress on Wednesday, but added “nothing’s imminent” on finalizing a deal that will potentially make Luck the highest-paid player in the league. It was Luck’s turn to answer questions about the talks on Thursday and he didn’t sound like he was too worried about when the deal will get done because he isn’t too worried about his future with the team.
“As far as the importance of getting it done or not, if it happens [before training camp], great,” Luck said, via ESPN.com. “If it doesn’t happen [before training camp], great too. I know I’m a Colt and I’m going to do the best job I can for this team no matter what the situation is. So it doesn’t weigh on me.”
With the Colts trying to rebound from a disappointing 2015 season caused in part by the absence of Luck for half the season, there’s plenty of other things to weigh on Luck other than a contract that everyone involved would like to get done without too much more time passing.