Around the League

Presented By

Andrew Luck will sign by Colts camp, Jim Irsay says

On the same day the Washington Redskins signed No. 2 overall draft pick Robert Griffin III to a fully guaranteed four-year contract without offsets, Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay reiterated there is "no doubt" that No. 1 selection Andrew Luckwill be signed in time for training camp.

First-round signings

Is your team's first-round draft pick in the fold yet? Check out the signing status of all 32 first-round picks here. More...

"Anybody who's done negotiations knows that you can get close and then remain close for a long period of time," Irsay said Wednesday, according to the Indianapolis Star. "You know, close doesn't always mean that it's going to get done the next day. But ... he'll be in camp, there is no question that he'll be signed in time."

Dating back to June 23, Irsay has made previous statements, mostly on Twitter, that a deal with Luck was close or one would be done in time for training camp. Irsay made a similar statement July 8, when camp was exactly three weeks away, and repeated that again last Friday.

Luck's four-year contract is expected to be worth around $24 million and include a $14.5 million signing bonus, plus a team-held option for a fifth season. Irsay said the two sides plan to continue their discussions.

"We'll be talking this week, and we are talking, and there's no question that he'll be signed for the beginning of training camp and ready to go," Irsay said. "No doubt about it. We've been close, and I think we'll be able to accomplish the final couple details, and it's going to get done. No doubt about it."

This article has been reproduced in a new format and may be missing content or contain faulty links. Please use the Contact Us link in our site footer to report an issue.

Related Content

Gamepass_vert_web_r

See all the Action

Replay every game all season.