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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: Apr 13, 2009
Posted on: August 30, 2011 1:35 am
 

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

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Since: Jun 12, 2009
Posted on: August 30, 2011 1:15 am
 

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

Wow...huge gamble by the Eagles....IMO they overpaid for Vick.  I would be surprised if he is able to finish the entire year without getting injured.  Forty million guaranteed? Wow...even Eagle fans have to shake their heads at that.



Since: Apr 26, 2007
Posted on: August 30, 2011 1:12 am
 

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

and what does donavan have to do with this?

Philaluke, he's confused as to what FRONT OFFICE gave up two picks for McNabb. And the same front office that gave Vick his money were the one's that pond McNabb to them. 



Since: Jul 23, 2011
Posted on: August 30, 2011 1:11 am
 

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

The Eagles, gave him that money. So he must be worth it to them. The Eagles need to shore up their O - Line, so they can protect their star player.  To his critics, he has paid for his mistakes. Now let the man earn his keep.



Since: Apr 26, 2007
Posted on: August 30, 2011 1:09 am
 

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

Really,  I must have missed my opportunity because I'm still waiting for my first chance at a $100 million that doesn't include a lottery ticket.  Possibly the dumbest post i've read all night.  




The joke is that you have sat on this board all night commenting on what everyone else has said but your clueless as to what you are saying. 


Keep on waiting for that $100 million. Vick has his, keep CRYING. Cry yourself to sleep. 



Since: Oct 13, 2010
Posted on: August 30, 2011 1:08 am
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Posted on: August 30, 2011 1:04 am
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Since: Apr 26, 2007
Posted on: August 30, 2011 1:02 am
 

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

I don't deny the guy has insane athletic abilities and talent.  I just think the Eagles are dumb (but I'm glad they are) for giving that much money to basically a great rushing QB who has yet to win a championship at any level of his entire football career.


Yes Yes Yes, the Redskins are a franchise we should all look at when it comes to spending your money wisely. Question for you, Do you have a life? 



Since: Jul 30, 2008
Posted on: August 30, 2011 1:00 am
 

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

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Since: Feb 12, 2008
Posted on: August 30, 2011 12:52 am
 

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

I don't deny the guy has insane athletic abilities and talent.  I just think the Eagles are dumb (but I'm glad they are) for giving that much money to basically a great rushing QB who has yet to win a championship at any level of his entire football career... for the purpose of this discussion I could careless about his past... to me he's just another idiot jock.. but whatever. Just basing my opinion solely on his "on the field" accomplishments (or lack thereof). For that matter you can trhow Donovan McNabb in their...except they didn't give McNabb that much money.  Dude, if you want to believe that money can buy championships that's you're perogative but you have a lot to learn.


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