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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: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: August 30, 2011 12:50 am

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

If one more person whines about Vick being the scum of the earth for what he did, I'm going to puke.  The man made a mistake and PAID for his mistake.  Deal with it.  Stallworth managed to buy his way out of a manslaughter conviction, Big Ben....deny, deny, deny

Exactly. Stallworth drinks and drives, kills a man but because he bought his way out with the family they blame the guy that died for jay-walking.  Unreal !!!  And don't get me started on Big Ben...... WOW is all you can say about that guy.  Just because they know they can't prove him guilty beyond a reasonable doubt doesn't mean he's not guilty as hell.  How much evidence do some of you morons need? The surveillance video where everything took place suddenly gets recorded over? Really? That was just coincidence you morons?  And the cop that took the girl's statement just happens to resign from the force and his career as a cop down the toilet just for fun?  Nobody did anything wrong? Ben did nothing wrong to this poor girl?  Her friends weren't allowed in the bathroom to see their friend, blocked off by Ben's bodyguards who after the fact deny they even knew where Ben the rapist even was most of the time that night?

At least Vick paid for his crime. Two years in a penitentiary and over 100 million dollars in salaries, endorsements and cash lost in the bankruptcy that was forced on him.  The idiots i mentioned above lost nothing...... but yeah, you guys keep drinking whatever you're drinking that makes you believe the crap you believe..... 

Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: August 30, 2011 12:42 am

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

Vick is already a millionaire isnt he? Doesnt he already have a mansion and exotic cars?...donate that salary to animal related charities and he'll have my respect again

Sure. And while he's at it he'll just rent a house in geared to income housing and life with social assistance recipients, all just to have your respect back.

Because you almost matter.....

Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: August 30, 2011 12:36 am

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

Stupid move Eagles
He had a god half year plus last year
Does anyone remember is average years in Atlanta
and getting injured nearly every year
Bad move

Most of you on these boards have to be the dumbest f****s on the planet.  If you hate the guy because he hurt and killed pitbulls then just say so but leave football out of your idiotic argument then because you guys obviously don't know anything about the NFL.  First of all he's not "injury prone" as most of you buffoons believe he is.  Only 2 of the 4 games he missed last season were due to injury, the other 2 he could have played in including the last game of the season where coaches rest star players every single year.  And how did he get injured every single year as you put it in Atlanta when in his last 3 seasons in Atlanta he missed a total of TWO games?  He got hurt for ONE season prior to that, in 2003 I believe.  From 2004 on and for 5 seasons he's played football in since he's been as healthy as any qb in the NFL.

You asked if anybody remembers his "average years" in Atlanta ?  You mean throwing for 2400 yards and running for a thousand yards in 2 of those years is average?  Let me ask you a question I doubt you could ever answer without my help.  Do you remember the surrounding cast he had to deal with in Atlanta?  Do you remember how bad the team around him was for the most part? Of course you don't so let me elighten you with some information you idiots have no clue about.  When Michael Vick left Atlanta they replaced their coaches, their entire offensive line, added an all pro running back in Michael Turner and a hall of fame tight end as.   They were forced into these changes because they no longer could afford to lean on Vick as they did for the years he was there.  So they replace all the people and positions I mentioned and bring in a new qb and everybody thought he was God... if Vick had HALF the talent to work with Ryan has the Falcons would have been a dominating team back then.  As it stood they were still a pretty good team most of the time and played in championship games, not bad considering Vick was on his own.

Like it or not Michael Vick is going to dominate playing for the Eagles, no doubt about it.  Do they get to the Superbowl? No idea. If they get there do they win it?  Once again, no idea.  A lot of great teams don't win the Superbowl, it's tough to do. And sometimes the best team doesn't win it all..... it is what it is.  But the Eagles will be a huge force to contend with this year, led by Michael Vick.

Finally if you idiots think Kolb is worth 20 million guaranteed but Vick isn't worth 40 then you are even dumber then I thought.... Kolb has done NOTHING in the NFL ......  

Since: Oct 10, 2006
Posted on: August 30, 2011 12:30 am

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

He does his best work when he doesn't have to worry about money, just ask Jim Mora.  I hope his life crashes down in 8 months.  I expect it to in less than 36.

Broke and stupid is no way to go through life for the average man.  Twice rich, broke and stupid is this clown.  My dog is twice as fast, half as smart and 25 times more likeable.

Since: Jul 30, 2009
Posted on: August 30, 2011 12:14 am

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

reminds me of the Seinfeld where he's even Steven.  Loses the money and finds it back in his pocket.

I guess it just takes a dumb boss to be even Steven.

Since: Apr 22, 2008
Posted on: August 30, 2011 12:14 am

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

This will turn out to be a big mistake by the Eagles. Not only will he not perform but I would not be surprised to see him in trouble again. I just do not believe that he is a good guy. It is in his eyes.

Since: Feb 12, 2008
Posted on: August 30, 2011 12:13 am

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

That competitive fire of passion could be better served policing politicians and Wall Street bankers. While we are getting squeezed by the politicians and bankers,
One of the smartest posts I've read all night. Peace!

Since: Mar 18, 2009
Posted on: August 30, 2011 12:12 am

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

According to the caption under Vick's picture on the CBS home page, he lead the Eagles to the NFC title game last year.

Since: Aug 23, 2011
Posted on: August 30, 2011 12:09 am

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

Championships and the idea of being the best in the world appeals to our primordial nature of surviving by producing herculean efforts. The violence of football appeals to our fascination with violence. Michael Vick is not getting paid to win championships. He is getting paid to bait those who appreciates a good violence hit. Michael Vick is exhibit number one of the potential victim of violent hits. The emotions of football fan is a roller coastal rising and falling on the violence 300 pound brutes can deliver to each other. If we are not at war experiencing real bloodshed, we get our fix watching the brutality on Sunday watching Michael Vick getting pummeled into the turf by Ndungkong Suh (know I mispelled his name - but he plays for the Lions). So Vick is getting paid to provide the shock value of a brutal game when he is knocked senseless. If you and I were not watching these hits, these guys would not be getting paid so much money. It amazes me to hear the complaints about what these guys or getting paid when it is us, through our interest, that makes their lavish lifestyles possible. Vick will need every bit of the money he makes to brighten up his day when he wakes up a few years from now and cannot do the normal things that people do who have not sustained such brutal hits to their body. There are a lot of variables that come into play to determine a champion. Vick's chances are just as good as any other Quarterback if his teammates are lucky and remains healthy. Football is a crap-shoot of violence and brutality. It is not always the best quarterback that ends up with the championship trophy. Brett Farvre was one interception away from denying Drew Brees his championship ring. I am disturbed that all societies are more animated and passionate about athletics. That competitive fire of passion could be better served policing politicians and Wall Street bankers. While we are getting squeezed by the politicians and bankers, I guess getting wasted off of alcohol watching grown men decimate each other is the next best escape from the real world troubles. One thing for sure those athletes are not moaning and groaning about the peanuts we make. Damn the ring; everytime Vick take off running like a lamb dodging the claws and fangs of fierce defensive players, as I pulse rate is elevated and we get that dopamine rush when he is pummeled, Vick earns every penny.

Since: Feb 12, 2008
Posted on: August 30, 2011 12:08 am

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

Theses second chances come once in a lifetime to become an $100 millionare twice.I'm happy for Vick he redeem himself to be come a better citizen.To you racist biggots outhere who don't like the fact that the brotha got an mulit million dollar deal.Go to hell with your extreme right wing friends you punks.

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.  Get a clue.

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