INDIANAPOLIS — It was a little more than 12 months ago that Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck received the “shocking” contract owner Jim Irsay talked about when he signed the biggest deal in NFL history, six years for $140 million.
Fast-forward to today, and Luck’s $140 million doesn’t seem like that much.
It started last month with Oakland’s Derek Carr. The Raiders quarterback signed a five-year $125 million contract, with his average yearly salary of $25 million, which surpasses Luck.
And then NBA free agency arrived.
NBA players have found a way to dwarf Luck’s $140 million contract.
Houston’s James Harden recently signed a four-year, $170 million deal.