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Report: Vick signs 6-year, $100 million deal

Posted on: August 29, 2011 8:06 pm
Edited on: August 29, 2011 8:51 pm
 
Vick

Posted by Josh Katzowitz


Michael Vick: take your place alongside Tom Brady and Peyton Manning. Not so much for the consistency you've provided or for the championships you've won. But for the amount of money you make.

The National Football Post's Andrew Brandt is reporting that Vick and the Eagles have agreed to a six-year, $100 million contract, and ESPN's Adam Schefter writes that the deal includes about $40 million of guaranteed money.

Vick's Second Life
His deal, if you look at it from an average salary per year aspect, is less than Manning (five years, $90 million, $54.5 million guaranteed), but it’s comparable to Brady (five years, $78.5 million, $48.5 million guaranteed).* At the very least, it’s in that same stratosphere.

*To contrast, Kevin Kolb, who was ejected from Philadelphia by Vick, went to the Cardinals and got a $63 million deal with a $20 million guarantee.

Which is amazing considering where Vick was at this time two years ago: in prison for dog fighting and with a future that was extremely uncertain.

Now, as CBSSports.com’s Mike Freeman writes, Vick is that much closer to redemption. But it’s also a somewhat-curious decision by the Eagles, aside from the report that the new deal lowered Vick’s cap number by about $2 million (Vick had been playing under the franchise tag).

Obviously, Vick’s talent level and athleticism are second to none, but you have to wonder about two aspects of his game: 1) Is he brittle? Last year, he showed that, yes, he is injury-prone when he decides to tuck the ball and run. Vick has a tough time playing the way a quarterback should play when he’s scrambling (namely, sliding feet-first and getting the hell out of danger at the first sign of it). That's a concern. 2) Vick's detractors point to his trouble in reading NFL defenses. Which is not what you want to see if you're paying $100 million to your quarterback.

I guess the big question is whether Vick was worth this kind of money. At this point, it’s impossible to know, but if I had to guess, I’d lean toward "probably not." Remember, the Falcons gave Vick a $100 million deal in an earlier life. It didn’t work out so well for them. Vick's a different person now, but he's older too. One year of playing football in his post-prison life might not be enough to know whether Vick deserves this much money.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 16, 2012 9:14 pm
 

Report: Vick signs 6-year, $100 million deal



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Since: Feb 12, 2008
Posted on: September 25, 2011 10:35 pm
 

Report: Vick signs 6-year, $100 million deal

Sorry to say it but I told you soooo!!!!!! 



Since: Jun 26, 2008
Posted on: September 1, 2011 8:44 pm
 

Report: Vick signs 6-year, $100 million deal

I should've put a stop to this conversation at the word go, b/c you're an absolute idiot from top to bottom.  Who the hell are you to tell me what I can and can't get pissed off about?  You're NOBODY, and that's all you'll ever be, hiding behind your computer in your mom's basement.  So now I'm from the trailer parks?  Wow that's grand, I suppose if I start spouting out some black stereotypes I'd be a racist right?  But it's ok for you to do?  I tried to keep it classy, but you had to bring racial stereotypes into the mix haha. 

You're right about one thing, there is a smokescreen that blankets the masses and prevents them from the truth and it runs the gamut of everyday life.  I won't waste anymore time or effort trying to educate another ignorant fool of the masses, have fun living your life of loose morals and me, me, me attitude, that'll get you REAL far I promise!  Oh and my mom said you're welcome for the hooked on phonics book, hopefully it'll help you read at an adult level one day, take care troll.  This is the first time I will say though that I've been ashamed to be a Jordan fan...



Since: Aug 23, 2011
Posted on: September 1, 2011 7:40 pm
 

Report: Vick signs 6-year, $100 million deal

OHH and one more thing if Like means similar to have you done something similar to beating your head against the wall to know what that feels LIKE? Maybe your mom in her trailer park in Philly  can hold up flash cards for you with examples on them. By the way tell her I said thanks she'll know whats its for.



Since: Aug 23, 2011
Posted on: September 1, 2011 7:25 pm
 

Report: Vick signs 6-year, $100 million deal

@ eagleassassin whether you live in Chicago or not wasn't the point which you seem to always miss. The point is there are more important and relevant things in America that you can focus all your hatred on. Be mad at something that matters right now not something that happened three years ago. My "points" cant be that off base I just read an article in ESPN the magazine that said and supported the same things I just said to you YOU SHOULD READ IT REALLY. America lives in a state of hipocracy you hate dog fighting but will spend your money on meat in the grocery store which is supporting what is done to those animals to get the meat to you. Or the CULTURE of hunting for sport that seems to be accepted in America. Or what happens to horses after they are washed up and cannot race anymore they are abandoned or slaughtered but dog fighting is an offense worthy of 2years in jail HUH? REALLY. Is it because you view dogs as your companions or should I say your babies they are so loyal and cute and "sweet as can be" and are different from all the other animals is that the case because that is FU!@#$$ PATHETIC!. Point is snap out of it they are not babies and little kids, and replacements for your wife or husband or children no matter what popular belief says and that is what is truly the problem with America and why we are so behind other countries right now we live in a smoke screen of bull!@#$ and seem to be comfortable living in it. I'm done going back and forth with you it seems like someone has to be the adult here and stop all the kiddyA$$ bickering so I guess that will be me good luck with the rest of your RANTING!  PEACE!!       



Since: Jun 26, 2008
Posted on: September 1, 2011 2:48 pm
 

Report: Vick signs 6-year, $100 million deal

And are you really THAT dumb to think I beat my head against the wall?  I said LIKE beating my head against a wall.  LIKE means similar to, do you understand the words that I am typing?!  You probably have your mom read it to you out loud from her basement in Chicago.  Tell her I said hi by the way.



Since: Jun 26, 2008
Posted on: September 1, 2011 2:46 pm
 

Report: Vick signs 6-year, $100 million deal

Your sub-par INTELLIGENCE (that's how you spell it moron) is beyond mind numbing.  I seriously can't even have a debate with a mental midget like yourself b/c you're SO far off base with all of your "points" that it's obvious you never made it out of grade school.  Good for you though for figuring out how to use a keyboard, baby steps, but I'm sure your parents are proud of you!  First off, I donate plenty of money to noble causes involving HUMANS and ANIMALS alike.  You don't know jack about me, all you do is assume, yet another clear indicator that you're beyond ignorant.  Second, I don't live in Chicago, you obviously do or are from there, why don't YOU get off your lazy @ss and do something about all the terrible things that are happening in YOUR community instead of shoulding the burden and blame on people who don't live there!  Am I supposed to just take up every cause in the entire world?  I love the way you ignorant fools think, that b/c there's other attrocities in the world, people can't advocate other causes they are passionate about, only what YOU want.  Give me a break dude!  Enough of the woe is me bs, I bet you play the race card at every corner too don't you?  You're a disgrace, get off your butt and do something about your community if you think it's such a problem, what is it you do to help make it better anyway?  Is defending Mike Vick your contribution?  Another internet warrior, total joke.  Oh and btw when they have the dog chained down spread eagle and let the dogs have their way with them, you don't think that's disgusting?  Yea you've got issues dude.  As for your lame attempt with the "pitbulls kill people" nonsense, it's all in how you raise them, I have a chow which are known to be aggressive IF you raise them that way, I didn't and my chow is sweet as can be.  And as far as keeping on topic with Mike Vick, are you really that stupid that you don't think talking about his past (which the article does if you knew how to read) is relavent?  You and everyone who thinks like you is exactly what's wrong with this world.  Pitiful, just pitiful, I'd love to write some more about how I feel about you, but I'd rather not get banned.



Since: Aug 23, 2011
Posted on: September 1, 2011 12:02 am
 

Report: Vick signs 6-year, $100 million deal

@eagleassassin So have you literally beat your head against a wall? just asking (shaking my head LMAO!) BUT IM AN IDIOT


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