Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Luck should surpass Kaepernick's contract
By Mike Wells
INDIANAPOLIS – It wouldn't be surprising if the reaction to San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's new $110 million deal, which includes a record $61 million guaranteed, went something like this from the important figures inside the Indianapolis Colts' organization:
Owner Jim Irsay started squirming after realizing he'll likely have to pay quarterback Andrew Luck even more than that.
General manager Ryan Grigson was probably like, "This is why I had to be frugal and not free-spend during the offseason."
Luck, in typical Luck fashion, probably didn't have much reaction because he doesn't operate like that.
You can spend plenty of time debating whether Kaepernick is worth the contract. You can't knock somebody for getting paid. But no matter how you look at Kaepernick's huge payday, just know that the Colts should prepare themselves because they'll have to pay Luck even more money than what the 49ers quarterback got once he's eligible for a contract extension next year.
Luck is a better quarterback.
I know, I know, Kaepernick plays in the toughest division in the NFL -- the NFC West -- and he's been to the Super Bowl and the NFC Championship Game twice in as many seasons.