There is a new richest player in the NFL.
FOX's Chris Hoenig reports:
The Indianapolis Colts announcing that they have signed star quarterback Andrew Luck to a five-year contract extension worth a record $140 million.
Back in 2011, another Colts quarterback, Peyton Manning, signed a deal that paid him $69 million in the first three years. That was a record until Wednesday, with Luck now set to bank $75 million in the first three years.
The 87 million in guaranteed money is also the most ever, passing Eli Manning and Philip Rivers, who each had $65 million guaranteed in their latest contracts.
Luck was the third-fastest quarterback to 13,000 career passing yards, accomplishing that feat in 49 games. He missed the second half of last season due to injury, the Colts going (4-3) down the stretch, missing the playoffs.
Chis Hoenig, FOX News.