Andrew Luck and Jim Irsay “Thrilled” the QB Continues as a Colt on Mega-Deal

Dec 7, 2014; Cleveland, OH, USA; Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) celebrates a touchdown pass during the fourth quarter against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium. The Colts beat the Browns 25-24. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 7, 2014; Cleveland, OH, USA; Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) celebrates a touchdown pass during the fourth quarter against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium. The Colts beat the Browns 25-24. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports /
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Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck is thrilled and excited to continue as a Colt upon inking his new 6-year, $140 million deal, which effectively makes him the highest paid player in NFL history:

"Nov 8, 2015; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) raises his arm as he leaves the field moments after the Colts defeated the Broncos, 27-24 at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Thomas J. Russo-USA TODAY Sports“I am thrilled and excited to continue with this great organization,” said Luck via a team statement Wednesday. “I am thankful to the Irsay family and Mr. Irsay for providing me with this great opportunity and the trust that they’ve shown in me. I can’t wait for this season to start.”"

He wasn’t the only one, as team owner Jim Irsay was also excited about finally get a long anticipated deal done with his franchise player:

"“Just couldn’t be more thrilled, it was a smooth process,” said Irsay. “A process that took a little time considering the complexities and aspects of making sure that it was cap friendly. I couldn’t be happier. I knew this day would come soon.”“Yes, it’s a great financial commitment, but it’s a blessing to have a great franchise quarterback back again..We’re looking forward to great things in the future. Just couldn’t be happier we got it done before the 4th of July.”"

However, while Luck is now the highest paid player in football, he insists that it won’t change the way he plays or prepares for game day.

In fact, Luck realizes that there’s still plenty of work to be done regarding his team:

"“I love being a Colt and continue to love being a Colt,” said Luck on Wednesday. “Won’t change my process or preparation in any way. It’s all about winning, and we understand that in this building. It’s a great winning franchise that knows how to win. We need to get back to the playoffs and give ourselves a chance to win a Super Bowl.”"

Here’s hoping that the best is still yet to come for both Luck and the Colts.