As much as I like Jim Irsay you have to keep in mind he is selling tickets year round. He is also going to be positive about any player on the Colts roster.
IMO Rivers is a band aid till Ballard finds a suitable QB.
Rivers may earn another contract but I am not sure of the few years you are referring to.
Not really. It's called negotiation. All of the FA players Ballard added were added through negotiation. No different for Clowney no matter where he signs. His contract will be larger that's all. Criticizing him for trying to get the best contract he can holds no water really.