- Luck has been rehabbing his shoulder during the offseason, but the Colts have reportedly tried to get Luck to see a new specialist regarding the injury.
- Cole mentions that Luck’s shoulder remains a long-term concern for the team moving forward.
Stephen Holder of the Indianapolis Star mentions that he has yet to hear anything from anyone in the Colts’ organization about this.
Holder also spoke to a team source who was dismissive about the notion that they have long-term concerns regarding Luck’s shoulder.
Holder points out that Luck hurt his shoulder early on in the season and while he struggled upon return, he was later throwing the ball really well before he suffered a kidney injury.
Colts owner Jim Irsay mentioned a month ago that he believes “there’s a good chance” that they sign Luck to a contract extension that will ultimately be in the “nine figures” at some point during the offseason.
“Obviously being this early, there’s no reason to think that we would have had major negotiations yet, but that’s going to be happening as this month gets later and March comes in and all that sort of thing,” Irsay said, via ESPN.com. “I think there’s a good chance we’ll get something done.”
There has been a lot of talk about Luck setting the record for the highest paying deal in NFL history, but Irsay said they plan to let things play out.
“Whether it’s going to be the highest and all those sort of thing we’ll see how that goes,” Irsay said. “…I see Andrew here, God willing, for a really long time and this won’t be his last contract. With him at 26 years old, it’s going to be ringing the bell in terms of nine figures and that sort of thing.”
Luck, 26, will be entering the final years of his four-year, $22.1 million contract in 2016 and will make a base salary of $16.155 million.
In 2015, Luck completed 55.3 percent of his passes to go along with 1,881 yards, 15 touchdowns and 12 interceptions over the course of seven games. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 35 quarterback out of 37 qualifying players.
We’ll have more regarding a new contract for Luck as the news is available.