The number one overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft has been locked up. Andrew Luck finally agreed to a contract with the Indianapolis Colts, signing a four-year fully guaranteed contract for an as of yet undisclosed amount.
Luck’s new deal is probably worth more than Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, who signed for $22.05 million with a signing bonus of $14.5 million last year as the number one pick.
Indianapolis is in rebuilding mode after purging most of the roster and the coaching staff when the team went 2-14 last season without Peyton Manning at the helm.
Manning himself was released before cashing-in on a monster contract, and he went on to sign with the Denver Broncos.
Luck will be tasked with re-vitalizing the Colts offense, muck like Manning did in 1999, but whether the Stanford star can deliver or not is still up for debate.
There is no doubt that Luck will be compared to Manning every step of the way throughout his professional career.
Whether a fair comparison or not, Luck has some big shoes to fill.
Anything short of winning seasons and playoff appearances will be considered a bust.
New head coach Chuck Pagano is hoping Luck can be the man to lead Indianapolis into the future, and the fans are as well.