Irsay discusses Andrew Luck’s future with Colts


Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay told reporters Tuesday that quarterback Andrew Luck is fully recovered after sustained a lacerated kidney earlier this season against the Denver Broncos.

“He’s good to go. He’s healed. He’s really looking forward to a great offseason and getting ready,” Irsay said.

“If we were playing in the Super Bowl, he’d be ready, let’s put it that way,” he added.

Irsay also discussed the possibility of giving Luck a new contract.

“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. “I think there’s a good chance we’ll get something done.”

The Colts selected Luck in the first round of the 2012 NFL draft. He is entering the final year of his rookie contract.

“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.”

In his time with the Colts, Luck has thrown for 14,838 yards and 101 touchdowns.