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 AMERICAN FOOTBAL history, six years for $140 million.
Fast-forward to today, and Luck's $140 million doesn't seem like a lot.
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.
Golden State Enthusiast All-Star guard Stephen Curry landed a five-year, $201 million file format. Los angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin agreed to a five-year, $173 million deal, Toronto's Kyle Lowry inked a three-year, $100 million contract and Gordon Hayward received $128 million over four years from Celtics.
The biggest difference is that NBA contracts are guaranteed. AMERICAN FOOTBAL contracts are not. That's why the most important financial number in Luck's contract is the $87 million guaranteed that he can receive.