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Andrew Luck on continued contract talks: ‘I know I’m a Colt’


Prevailing wisdom suggests that Indianapolis Colts and Andrew Luck ultimately will come to terms on a mega-buck contract extension essentially is a foregone conclusion. It’s not a matter or whether it will happen, but when.

It appears that Luck is a believer in that theory as well.

“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,” said Luck, via ESPN’s Mike Wells. “So it doesn’t weigh on me.”

The entire offseason has been filled with conjecture and speculation concerning not if the Colts will lock down Luck for the long haul, but how much it will cost the team to keep one of the best young NFL quarterbacks in Indianapolis for years to come.

Contract talks reportedly have been ongoing since February with the most recent reports indicating that Luck’s impending mega-deal will be in the range of $25 million per season.

Colts owner Jim Irsay — who said in February that the details of Luck’s contract will be “shocking” — recently expressed the utmost confidence that a deal will get done at some point, saying negotiations are “progressing well” but admitted there’s “nothing imminent” in formalizing terms.

Luck was in the midst of arguably the worst season of his young NFL career before myriad injuries prompted him to shut it down after appearing in only seven games. Still, Luck undoubtedly will be one of the highest-paid players in the NFL when ink is finally put to paper on an extension, which probably helps explain how little concern he shows about the timing of everything.

“As far as the importance of getting it done or not, if it happens [before training camp], great,” Luck said Thursday. “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.”