Stanford Lucks Out: Andrew Luck Makes Right Decision, Stays in School

January 7, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Andrew Luck's decision to skip the 2011 NFL draft to stay for his senior year of college is one that most people wouldn't have made.
In pure economic terms, weighing all tangible pros and cons, there should have been no reason for him to come back to Stanford and stay for another year. 
He was a near-consensus No. 1 pick in the draft and, depending on how the new Collective Bargaining Agreement shapes up, could be losing up to $50 million due to the NFL's proposed rookie wage scale.  
He could have made exponentially more money than most, if not all of his classmates at Stanford, at least for the next few years. 
Judging by the rapidly increasing rookie wages—Sam Bradford, the No. 1 pick from last year's draft, signed a six-year, $78 million deal, with $50 million guaranteed—he would have stood to make upwards of $80 million.  
Now that he's decided to stay in school, it appears that he'll lose his one chance to make that incredi...

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