This contract surpasses Aaron Rodgers' $110 million deal with the Packers in 2013, and the $65 million deals for Eli Manning and Phillip Rivers. The common theme between all four players: all are quarterbacks.
Luck was selected in 2012 as the top overall pick, and quickly took over for Peyton Manning when he went down with a neck injury. Since taking the reigns as the starter when Manning left for Denver, Luck has lead the team to back-to-back AFC South titles, and the 2014 AFC Championship Game.
His 14,838 passing yards are the fourth most by a quarterback in their first four years in NFL history. He lead the NFL with 40 touchdown passes in 2014, and is also the fourth quarterback to record at least 100 touchdown passes in his first four years.
The worst of his four-year career came this past season, as he completed just 55.3 percent of his pass attempts, and committed 13 turnovers. The 26-year-old dealt with injuries throughout the 2015 campaign, including missing two games with a rib injury, and seven with a lacerated kidney.
He was scheduled to make $16.155 million this upcoming season, the fifth-year option of his rookie deal. Despite the injuries, the Colts' front office has faith in the quarterback's ability to battle back, and get back to the success he had from the start.