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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
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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: Jul 10, 2007
Posted on: August 30, 2011 8:43 am
 

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

One other fact and I will be done, quit talking about his age you retards..you know nothing..

Peyton Manning - (born March 24, 1976)
Tom Brady - (born August 3, 1977)
Michael Vick - (born June 26, 1980)

People are stupid...He is the youngest out of those three..and if you want to talk about brittle, last time I checked he doesn't have a half broken neck, unlike someone who just signed a HUGE contract deal as well.



Since: Jul 27, 2011
Posted on: August 30, 2011 8:40 am
 

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

Most overrated NFL QB in the league.   6 years of averaging 19 TD's in ATL, 1 year of getting 30 TD's in PHI.   How does this equate to a top QB?  It's laughable.  PHI just took a HUGE step back.



Since: Jul 10, 2007
Posted on: August 30, 2011 8:37 am
 

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

Has anyone watched Vick actually throw the football, he throws one of the tightest spirals I have ever seen, and it is on a rope.  I think Vick will become more comfortable in the pocket as he proved last year, Now I hope he gets the endorsement deals as well.  He paid his debt to society for some stupid purported crime, it was actually the money laundering and tax evasion that landed him in jail I believe, regardless, he paid his due now he deserves what he is worth, and there are far less talented players out there making the same amount of money.  Do people really think that the Eagles even make the playoffs without Vick, they are idiots..Kolb is an overated back up QB who has proved absolutley nothing.





Since: Aug 30, 2011
Posted on: August 30, 2011 8:33 am
 

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

I believe this is a big mistake on the eagles part. Mike Vick has become a much better pocket passer then he was in Atlanta, BUT at his age to give this much money, and that many years to a scrambling quarterback is a big mistake. His speed won't last forever, and without that he's just an average to above average quarterback.



Since: Sep 25, 2009
Posted on: August 30, 2011 8:28 am
 

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

I'm going to enjoy reading the racists rant and range in this thread.  The tears are so yummy, mmm, racist tears!  YUM YUM!



Since: Jul 2, 2009
Posted on: August 30, 2011 8:27 am
 

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

I could care less about the dog fighting thing.  Its in the past and he paid his debt in full.  I dont like this signing for the simple fact that he is what 33?  "Mobile" QBs at 36 years old....dont really work out.  I see him getting hurt thinking hes still 25 and being a big fat cap burden.  Just my 2 cents. 



Since: Jul 10, 2007
Posted on: August 30, 2011 8:27 am
 

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

WTG Mike Vick!! Now use some of that money and kill the rest of the pitt bulls that are mauling children and adults!!  You should have wiped out the entire population when you had the chance!!  Anyways, Vick is going to have a monster year, even better than last!  Smart move on the Eagles part!



Since: Aug 30, 2011
Posted on: August 30, 2011 8:26 am
 

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

Haynesworth stepped on Giroud's head.  Get the facts straight.



Since: Aug 30, 2011
Posted on: August 30, 2011 8:23 am
 

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

The sad thing is, that he would still be dog fighting if he had not been caught.  I don't believe that he was 'sorry' for his actions, he was 'sorry' that it was made public.



Since: Apr 13, 2007
Posted on: August 30, 2011 8:21 am
 

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

CBS is just asking for it when they leave the comments open & allow all the seemingly uneducated, self righteous (usually with a touch of racism - latent or otherwise) types to populate the board.  It gets tedious for the rest of us at the least & it is a waste of energy for the transgressors. 


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