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Casserly: Vick's value between Eli and Cutler

Posted on: November 21, 2010 1:07 pm
Edited on: November 21, 2010 4:05 pm
Posted by Will Brinson

Michael Vick is a front-runner for the MVP award this year, but there's also plenty of concern about how the Eagles will handle his long-term future. As we've mentioned, they can franchise Vick (assuming the franchise tag survives the CBA), or they can sign him to a long deal and, most likely, try to trade Kevin Kolb.

Charley Casserly of CBS Sports discussed the issue with James Brown on Inside the NFL and provided a pretty good baseline for Vick and Kolb's respective valuations.

"He's unrestricted free agent next year," Casserly said of Vick. "However, the Eagles can franchise him at a one-year contract for $16 million.

"If I'm the Eagles, I would look to sign Michael Vick to a long-term contract. However, I'd wait until the season's over so I can get a true picture of what his value is. The second thing is I wouldn't want any distractions during the season."

Most interesting, though, is what the Eagles would look to pay Vick over the long run.

"Eli Manning's contract is valued at $16.2 million by the NFL Players Association," Casserly said. "Jay Cutler? $14.6 million by the NFLPA. I would put Michael Vick in the middle of that around $15 million."

Anyone who's seen Cutler play (versus Vick) knows that's a steal, particularly when the Eagles could save some money next year by inking him for the long run.

Speaking of saving money, many people will recall that Vick still owes the Falcons money -- Casserly reports that any money paid back by Vick next year could result in the Falcons seeing a boost in their cap space.

"Michael Vick still owes [the Falcons $6.5 million]," Casserly said. "Any money he pays them in a cap year, next year, will be credited to the cap, so the cap will actually increase [for the Falcons]."

And then there's the Kolb issue -- what do you do with a really talented pocket passer stuck behind Michael Vick? Well, you do the same thing that the Falcons did with Matt Schaub when he was on the depth chart behind Vick back in the day; you trade him.

If the Eagles decide to take that route (and, as Casserly notes, there won't be any trades if a lockout is in progress), he believes they'd probably seek something similar to what the Texans paid for Schaub -- two second-round picks.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Casserly: Vick's value between Eli and Cutler

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Since: Jul 27, 2009
Posted on: November 22, 2010 1:47 pm

Casserly: Vick's value between Eli and Cutler

Based on your spelling and grammar, you are an uneducated retard.

Since: Dec 6, 2006
Posted on: November 22, 2010 1:16 pm

Casserly: Vick's value between Eli and Cutler

"(Stallworth).....They did nothing to be banned from the league."

Are you joking? Dante Stallworth's KILLED A HUMAN BEING. Stop being such a pussy. I don't agree with Vick's actions, but he served his time and paid is price. He did exactly what society asked of him. People care more about dogs than they do about their own species. The silver lining is that he done more about awareness for dog fighting that PETA ever could. So seriously, shut the fuck up already.

Since: Oct 12, 2009
Posted on: November 22, 2010 12:58 pm

Give it up EZ Rider!

The dogs he killed were pit bulls, so they probably deserved it, since they are horrible dogs. Cry me a river.

Since: Nov 8, 2006
Posted on: November 22, 2010 12:49 pm

Casserly: Vick's value between Eli and Cutler

He'll probably be lucky to get 60% of that after taxes, so he isn't paying off $20M in debt with a $25M signing bonus.

Since: Sep 12, 2006
Posted on: November 22, 2010 12:20 pm

Casserly: Vick's value between Eli and Cutler

the Smartest thing the Eagles can do right now is sign Vick.  With ??? on their O-Line this year and who knows about next year the Eagles would be making a smart move.  Vick fits well with the offense and looks to be able to flow well with all of the speed that is out there.  He looks better and better every game but what impressed me most about him is the way he just seems humbled and glad to be a part of a winning team.  In his interview yesterday he just seemed thankful that he is out there playing again.   I am not a fan of what he did in the past but at the same time he got a second chance and is making the most of it.  Sure he could have failed and pulled a Vince Young but instead he learned how to play QB and to use his Athletic ability to his advantage.

On ATL he was a run 1st, pass 2nd QB, now he is a pass 1st, Run 2nd QB and he only gets better with each game. 

Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: November 22, 2010 11:48 am

Casserly: Vick's value between Eli and Cutler

I will never 'shut-up about Vicks maiming & killing dogs.Many dogs.
Stallworth and Ray Lewis have nothing to do with Vicks actions. They did nothing to be banned from the league.
I consider Vicks crimes to be just under OJ's murders.
I also consider Vicks actions to be more abhorant than what Pete Rose did.Rose has the most hits ever & they wont allow him into the hof.They wont even allow him to coach in MLB.
Vick should have never been allowed back in the NFL and as long as he's playing I will not shut up about it.
That's how I roll.

Since: Jan 6, 2007
Posted on: November 22, 2010 11:25 am

Casserly: Vick's value between Eli and Cutler

Vick- I agree wit 99 percent of what you said, i'd extend the offer into a 4 year deal.  The eagles shold  roughly 16 mill a year (64 million total).  Make 25 mill gaurenteed.  This'll make Vick happy.  He can pay off the 20 million in debt that he owes (it's not just the 6 million that he owes the Falcons.)  this'll give him 5 million to spend on a new home, car, boat, hell whatever 5 million can buy for you. and this'll leave him with an additional 9.75 million a year (depending on how your contract is struc tured).  This is not a bad deal for someone who is less than 2 years out of prison.... Look I'm a dog lover and I have forgiven Vick.  The guy severd his time and he is doing good, if you dont agree with this don't watch the MVP of the league play.
Kolb- I'd be happy with 2 2nd rd picks, or even a 1st and a 4th (but i'd take a 1st and a 5th)

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