Top picks are easier to sign than ever since the new collective bargaining agreement was signed, but that doesn't mean it's easy to negotiate a No. 1 overall pick's contract.
"One of the stumbling blocks in negotiations ... is the proposed inclusion of marketing language that Luck and his representatives, at least so far, regard as strident," Pasquarelli writes. "One source with knowledge of the talks even suggested that Luck would 'have to clear' marketing proposals with the club."
The whole report is odd. Pasquarelli writes that "some team officials" believed Manning was overexposed during his run with the Colts. This is so ridiculous it's hard to know what to think.
It's not like Manning's commercials hurt his focus or work ethic. The Colts appear to be overreaching here.