Andrew Luck is one of 14 unsigned first-round picks from the 2012 NFL Draft, upon his arrival to the AFC portion of the NFL Rookie Symposium in Aurora, Ohio, the future of the Indianapolis Coltsexpressed confidence in a deal getting done before his opens training camp on July 28.
Darlington: Listen up, rook
The rookie symposium has provided a valuable message for incomers, but will it stick? Jeff Darlington reports. **More ...**
"I'm sure (the contract) will get done," Luck said Wednesday, according to Alex Marvez of FOXSports.com.
The new collective bargaining agreement has really simplified the signing process, so it would be a complete shock if Luck is not signed before camp. Luck's four-year contract has an expected value of around $24 million, fully guaranteed, with a signing bonus of just more than $14.5 million, the same amount that Cam Newton received from the Carolina Panthers as the No. 1 overall pick of the 2011 NFL Draft.
Because of the simplified process, and how he missed a good portion of the OTAs while wrapping things up Stanford, Luck's focused more on the Colts' playbook than his checkbook.
"I focus on football, especially having missed so much (practice) time because of school," said Luck. "I didn't want very many distractions to make sure I catch up in terms of time with everybody else. My agent (Will Wilson) will handle (negotiations)."
UPDATE: Luck reiterated to NFL Network's Solomon Wilcots at the rookie symposium that he's focusing on football and leaving the contract to his agent.
"I let my agent handle all the contract stuff," Luck said. "If it's not done by training camp, which hopefully it is, then we've gotta make the best of the situation. But I'll let my agent worry about the rest of the stuff. Catching up with the football stuff is enough for my mind, so I'll focus on that."