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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

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’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 23, 2007
Posted on: August 30, 2011 6:11 am

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

This joker ain't no hero... we just shower money on football players..

Since: Jan 17, 2010
Posted on: August 30, 2011 5:57 am

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

He had a great year last year! Almost as good as that one year Daunte Culpepper had. And we all know how Daunte turned out, he's on his way to the hall of fame in cooperstown!!

Since: Jan 8, 2008
Posted on: August 30, 2011 5:01 am

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

It's a big gamble on Philadelphia's part, but if he continues to put up numbers like he did last season it's a gamble in which the Eagles will win every time. The biggest thing to worry about is him not getting hurt or slumping off. He scrambles a lot but the guy is tough and I can't really see him getting hurt too bad, but you just never know. But now that the cowboys and giants and redskins have seen him play enough I think they'll wise up and figure out a way to stop him. All in all though the Eagles have a pretty good defense and a flashy if not electric offense. I like their chances this year, but there are still 5 or 6 teams that I think are better than they are. They have loads of talent everywhere on the roster, but it will be hard to compete against teams who arent as talented but are better coached than they are.

I like the eagles for the 1st NFC wildcard spot this season, only because I find it hard to think they'll out play the giants.

Since: May 21, 2009
Posted on: August 30, 2011 3:52 am

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

I am no fan of Vick, especially now that he's an Eagle, but it looks like this could turn into a real feel-good story. If he makes good, then he could be an example to others. If he fails, well, I'll be glad because he's an Eagle. It's a win-win in my eyes.

Since: Sep 26, 2006
Posted on: August 30, 2011 3:38 am

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

The sad thing is there are working guys paying through the nose for tickets, personal seat licenses, and concessions to pay this $100M - not to mention the added cost to soft drinks, beer, etc. due to advertising through the NFL - and Vick, based on past behavior, will probably blow it all within a decade of retiring.

Since: Dec 9, 2006
Posted on: August 30, 2011 3:32 am

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

@sonny_objective...You're an idiot.  If your bank VP friend were in the top 1% of his profession, he'd have received a 2nd chance too. 

Since: Jan 5, 2009
Posted on: August 30, 2011 3:27 am

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

To the poster who said "Vick had a decent year." 3000 yards, 21 touchdowns (to only 6 picks), 675 rushing yards, 9 rush td's, and a QB rating over 100 in only 12 games is decent? In a full season that's 4000 yards, 28 td's, 900 rush yards, 12 rush td's. But that's decent in the eyes of a hater. People need to get real. Vick showed he is one of the game's top QB's last year, finally tapping all that potential. His season last year was 100x better than any season he had in Atlanta. He will continue to produce and lead the Eagles to the playoffs for the next several years at a minimum.

The guy fought dogs people...he didn't rape women, murder people, get in fights at bars, assault someone, shoot himself, etc. The pure hatred for the guy is dumbfounding. I have to applaud him for doing things the right way. He came out of prison, worked his way towards being a starter again, hasn't reverted to recidivism, has become a valued member of society with his talks to children, and has repaired his image.

Let the haters hate I guess, but Starship 7 will keep flying. 

Since: Mar 18, 2009
Posted on: August 30, 2011 3:20 am

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

Pretty pathetic! Sports salaries have gotten way out of control. I really have nothing against Vick. I believe in second chances. But I had a friend who was a bank VP that got a second chance for him. Our country has gone to hell.

Since: Jan 15, 2007
Posted on: August 30, 2011 2:36 am

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

mike vick is a top 6 qb in the league with brees, brady,manning,rivers,rodgers. idiots like you shouldnt even bother posting comments



 Maybe a top 10 but 1 season where he was very good for about half of it does not put him into the top 6 in the NFL

 P Manning

 All above in no particular order and all guys mentioned with Vick have potential to be s good if not better than Vick this year.

 Vick falls in after those guys with Schaub, Freeman, Sanchez, Eli Manning, Flacco and maybe even Bradford and Stafford.

Since: Aug 18, 2008
Posted on: August 30, 2011 1:52 am

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

way too much money for the dogkiller.  that's about $20 Million in guaranteed money per middle finger that he'll soon be flipping off to the fans (again) in Smelladelphia.

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