With Newton’s New Deal, Adams and Davis Know Luck’s Getting Paid


Having apparently attended the “Pat McAfee School of Social Media“, two valuable members of the Indianapolis Colts secondary in veteran safety Mike Adams and shutdown cornerback Vontae Davis weren’t shy about voicing their own opinion on Cam Newton‘s new deal. Specifically, it leading to an even more lucrative mega-contract for their own team’s seemingly superior quarterback in Andrew Luck:

Fresh off of the social media firestorm of Pat McAfee allegedly “slamming Ryan Tannehill and his new contract“, Adams and Davis have apparently joined their teammate’s cause by voicing their opinion on the NFL’s latest marquee quarterback contract and getting in on the “Andrew Luck’s getting paid gravy train“.

Dec 14, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) throws a pass against the Houston Texans at Lucas Oil Stadium. Indianapolis defeats Houston 17-10. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Make no mistake about it, Andrew Luck is going to get paid, and paid quite handsomely at that. It’s going to be a mega-contract extension that will effectively make him the highest paid player in NFL history and could potentially contain as much as $75 million guaranteed.

There’s no question that Newton is among the NFL’s best quarterbacks, but he’s still inferior to Luck. If the former’s getting $60 million guaranteed, then Adams is justifiably correct in wondering just how much Luck will command on his new deal.

It figures to be for significantly more.

Still, Adams and Davis will both get to tell Newton how they actually feel in person, as the Colts travel to Bank of America Stadium on Monday Night Football to take on Newton’s Carolina Panthers in Week 8 of this year’s upcoming regular season.

It will be interesting to see the matchup and maybe Newton will target Adams and Davis in the secondary with a little extra. However, passer be warned, Adams and Davis were among the NFL’s best in coverage last season, and both are coming off Pro Bowl seasons respectively.

Either way, Luck is about to get paid, and for the duo, that’s all that really matters right now.

January 22, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Team Irvin safety Mike Adams of the Indianapolis Colts (29) during the 2015 Pro Bowl practice at Luke Air Force Base. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

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