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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: Sep 4, 2007
Posted on: August 30, 2011 12:05 am

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

Wow....all I have to say is he is OVERRATED. id be suprised if he made it through 3 years of that deal

Since: Feb 12, 2008
Posted on: August 30, 2011 12:01 am

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

you shouldn't take offense at response was to the person that said they wanna see him hurt (or paralyzed) becuase his past actions were so bad...My explanation was only to show that everyone deserves a second chance...and you should never wish hurt, pain or injury on anyone...especially if you don't know them...If you read what I wrote and saw the context in which I'm using shouldn't be offended in the slightest...

Really?  Because you are the only one entitled to express an opinion.  I probably would have glossed right over your post but the whole you're not entitled to comment if you're white thing is where you lost me.  Otherwise I completely agreed with everything else you said. One thing I will never do is feel any kind of sympathy for guys that play a game and make millions and millions of dollars when most of us have to work our tails off for every dime we make.  To see these guys take for granted the rare talents that they have been blessed with is why a lot of regular working class "Joes" like myself take offense or bash play
ers like Vick relentlessly when they see these guys who have the world in the palm of their hands only to piss it all away by making stupid decisions ..but i digress.

Since: Oct 20, 2006
Posted on: August 29, 2011 11:55 pm

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

should be good half year

Should proof before hitting submit

Since: Oct 20, 2006
Posted on: August 29, 2011 11:54 pm

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

Since: Dec 29, 2008
Posted on: August 29, 2011 11:53 pm

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

Hilarious, why would they give him this kind of money? This dude won't be in the league 6 years from now, it's funny tho. I mean if they pay this dude 100 million imagine what they would pay a good quarterback

Since: Mar 30, 2010
Posted on: August 29, 2011 11:51 pm

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.

Since: Mar 2, 2008
Posted on: August 29, 2011 11:47 pm

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

Well, those jobs don't entertain people.  Make them forget about their crappy lives.  Societies pay greatly for the whole entertainment based escapism they need to move on with their lives.  You wish to promote suicides and the like?  Without entertainment based alternatives humans go and do that choice (suicide) when depressed.  Versus spending bucks to simply escape from their imperfect lives and become part of this society.

Since: Aug 25, 2006
Posted on: August 29, 2011 11:46 pm

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

This is going to be SO funny when he gets injured and sits out half the season.

Since: Feb 12, 2008
Posted on: August 29, 2011 11:39 pm

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

The funny thing is these guys get millions of dollars for playing a game and we pay teachers peanuts for educating our future leaders and firefighters and police officers next to nothing for risking there lives on a daily basis...I have to agree.. what we value as a society is way out of whack in this country.

Since: Aug 29, 2011
Posted on: August 29, 2011 11:38 pm

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

Did anyone else notice the caption under Vick's photo on the CBS Sports home page? It says Vick took Philly to the NFC title game in 2010? Didn't the Packers play the Bears in January 2011 for the NFC Title? And didn't the Vikings play the Saints for the NFC title game in January 2010 while Vick was still in prison? Somebody better check their facts, great sports writers they got on here...

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