The Colts signed the Stanford quarterback and No. one overall choose within of the draft to some four-year, $22.1 million dollars offer on Thursday.

''12 is officially signed!!!!!!'' Colts proprietor Jim Irsay tweeted, adding a photo of good luck signing his offer for good measure. Luck's representative and uncle, Will Wilson, confirmed the offer experienced been completed.

The offer is much like the just one signed by Cam Newton a yr back as well as the just one signed this 1 week by Robert Griffin III. Newton, last year's best pick, carries a four-year, $22 million dollars offer with Carolina and Griffin, who went No. two at the rear of good luck in April's draft, signed a four-year offer using the Washington Redskins properly worth $21.1 million dollars guaranteed, acquiring a club choice for just about any fifth year.

Whatever the terms, Colts enthusiasts can seem forward to seeing good luck at the rear of middle this season, brought in to aid the proud franchise rebound appropriate after last year's horrible skid. The injured Peyton Manning never performed a straight down and now he's gone, faraway from to Denver for just about any refreshing start using the Broncos.

Indy will get a uncommon chance to changeover from just one superstar quarterback to another.

Luck threw for 35 touchdowns last few of years - breaking his higher education document of 32 in the year 2010 - and eclipsed John Elway's profession document (77) at Stanford with eighty touchdown passes in only three seasons. He completed with 3,170 yards passing, a 70 percent completion percentage and only nine interceptions with out the advantage of the elite wide receiver in 2011. He was the Heisman Trophy runner-up - twice.

Luck carries a reasonably good idea what to expect previous sporting a No. twelve jersey for that Colts. He will probably be anticipated to aid lead the group back once again from the 2-14 few of years that incorporated an 0-13 start with Manning out recovering from guitar neck surgery.

Irsay cleaned out the top business office and altered coaching staffs in January and February. Bruce Arians was Manning's 1st NFL quarterbacks coach and he's back once again as Indy's offensive coordinator, and previous Indy offensive coordinator Clyde Christensen is currently the Colts quarterback coach.

There's a maker new common manager in Ryan Grigson and a maker new coach in Chuck Pagano.

But good luck could be the cornerstone in Indy's biggest overhaul since Manning was drafted in 1998. he's anticipated to begin right apart appropriate after actively playing in a pro-style program at Stanford, where he was initially tutored by previous Colts quarterback and 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh.

After drafting Luck, the Colts picked tight end Coby Fleener, his Stanford teammate, within of the 2nd round. They obtained one more tight end in Clemson's Dwayne Allen and speedy receiver T.Y. Hilton to visit with Reggie Wayne.

Still, there experienced been several player moves, too.

The Colts introduced Manning on March seven very than spending him $28 million. Two times later, Indy minimize defensive captains Gary Brackett and Melvin Bullitt and previous professional Bowlers Dallas Clark and Joseph Addai. They dropped longtime middle Jeff Saturday and emerging receiver Pierre Garcon in completely free organization and dipped into free-agency to increase a leaky defense and an unproven offensive line.

The biggest challenge in 2012, like it experienced been in 1998, will probably be breaking in a maker new quarterback

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