It’s widely assumed that Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck will eventually land in Indianapolis as the No. 1 overall pick in this spring’s NFL draft, but Luck insisted today that the Colts have not yet approached him to begin negotiating a contract.
“They haven’t said those words yet,” Luck said on the “The Dan Patrick Show.”
While Luck is the presumptive No. 1, it’s still possible that the Colts will reverse course and instead opt for Baylor’s Robert Griffin III. Luck says he doesn’t yet know which way things will go, and he looks forward to entering the league alongside Griffin either way.
“I’m sure it’ll be a classic comparison between the two,” Luck said. “In my mind that’s driven almost 100 percent by the media. I’ve gotten to know Robert pretty good. I’m a big fan of his, and I’ll probably always be a big fan. He’s a great guy, and I’m sure we’ll be compared throughout our careers.”
The cryptic talk is mutual, evidently — Colts general manager Ryan Grigson also isn’t tipping his hand about his plans with the No. 1 pick.
“We’re going to use the process every minute ’til we’re on the clock,” Grigson told the Indianapolis Star.