Jeff Saturday isn’t the center snapping him the ball, but it's easy for him recognize a lot of Peyton Manning in Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck.

The competitive nature. The never-rattled attitude. Leadership.

Those are just a few of the similarities.

What Saturday also sees is a quarterback who won’t succumb to the pressure of being the highest-paid player in NFL history, the same way Manning didn’t when he landed his big contract in 2004.

“Here’s the thing I think about with both those guys and that I appreciate so much about them is that they both put that pressure on themselves before those (contract) numbers ever came into play,” Saturday said. “If you ask the equipment guys or the training staff or ask the coaching staff, anybody who has been around Luck or been around Peyton and they'll tell you those guys are grinders. They love the game of football; they spend all the time necessary to get better."

Saturday spent 13 seasons with the Colts, where he and Manning started an NFL-record 170 games together. He was also there when Manning landed his seven-year, $99.2 million contract that included a then-record $34.5 million signing bonus in 2004. Luck signed a six-year, $140 million contract, the largest in NFL history, last month.