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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: Jan 2, 2010
Posted on: August 29, 2011 11:37 pm
 

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

good job philly. I hope there are clauses in his contract that give him bonuses each time he slides. the guy needs to slide more. he could add years to his playing time if he did so. with his mobility he shouldn't get hurt as often if he gave himself up more. sigh because thats not Mike vick. Heres hoping we win one soon before the  guy breaks down.

Now......what do the birds pay Jackson? hmmm



Since: Sep 15, 2010
Posted on: August 29, 2011 11:36 pm
 

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

you shouldn't take offense at all..my 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 it...you shouldn't be offended in the slightest...



Since: Apr 26, 2007
Posted on: August 29, 2011 11:36 pm
 

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

Funny thing is that we have watched your team come up short year after year for the past 3 decades. Last i checked second or third best isn't any better than last place... just ask Bills fans.  I'd rather finish last than to have sniffed glory for decades only to come up short time after time. Ouch!

Oh so you realize that your team is pathetic. haha. It makes ton of sense. You have watched your team waste money left and right. So when you see other teams use their money for the betterment of their team, you start to CRY about it.


Right, Redskins are on the CLOCK. The Luck sweepstakes have started already. Yes, you would rather finish last than to SNIFF glory for decades, it shows with your comments. 


I can tell that Snyder decided to hold off from making the big splash that inevitably proves how great your front office is. Is that why you have spent your monday night CRYING over what the Eagles gave Vick?  Nothing better to do right? 





Since: Feb 25, 2008
Posted on: August 29, 2011 11:35 pm
 

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.  Cmon man, enough with the Vick bashing...been a fan of his since day one for his athleticism.  He is nowhere near a Manning or a Brady.  He can run like a mofo and has a wicked arm, but can he read a defense?  No, never has been able to, and never will.  Let him make whatever dough he can make, he has gone from penthouse to (no pun intended) doghouse, and now ala the Jeffersons, "movin on up..." back to the penthouse, hopefully leaving his ghetto trash friends behind.  I wish him luck, he's going to need it.



Since: Feb 26, 2008
Posted on: August 29, 2011 11:33 pm
 

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



Since: May 6, 2007
Posted on: August 29, 2011 11:28 pm
 

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

So watching the stock market the last couple weeks and seeing the unemployment number am I the only one that finds this insane?  Debate Vick getting 100 mill all you want.  Compare it to Bray and Manning all you want if he deserves it or not.  I for one find ALL THREE FO THE DEALS INSANE!!!!!  Rome is burning and we are throwing money at various forms of entertainment.  Roman Colloseum anyone?  Insane amounts of money being thrown around to guys playing a game for a living and so many suckers (fans) thinking they deserver every cent.  Radio guys say hey it's different for them the same rules don't apply.  Why not?  Cause yall say so?  I'm a vikings fan and I will watch my team on the tv if it happens to be on a regular broadcast.  I'm not paying for the nfl ticket or some such thing.  I'm not going to feed the machine that much.  I'll still enjoy watching a game now and then but I at least have the common sense to be able to step back and see how incredibly stupid this all is.  The contracts being handed out now will simply not be sustainable into the future if the economy doesn't get moving forward again.  If we were to enter a depression and fan attendance plummeted I believe it would serve the NFL right to get stuck with some most serious losses.  If it were to damage the overall game and bump it back a good 20 years at least I'd be all for it.  I used to live for seeing who got what player and what big games where coming up.  All the massive numbers being thrown around though have pretty much put me on auto-pilot with the nfl.  I just pretty much auto-tune out any money numbers cause they are so absurd.


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Since: Dec 7, 2006
Posted on: August 29, 2011 11:23 pm
 

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

Slyfox, you are right that this makes a lot of people sick.  I happen to be one of them.  Not only do I hate him for what he did, but think this is bad in terms of business also.  Look at the second half of the season compared to the first.  He regressed as he got more comfortable with his legs and decided to run more.  As long as he takes off on the run and takes hits rather than sliding or even throwing after scrambling if he finds a receiver, the deal will not pan out because he will get hurt.  The way he runs leads to vicious hits and if he does not play, they will be stuck with that head case in Vince Young to run the show.  Everyone just expects him to be the same player as last year or even better.  I expect to see the player more like the second half because he has played a full year and defenses have now had a chance to see and play against him.  They will know more of what to expect now.  And he should not be paid as one of the top QB's in the game when he should not be included in that group.  Manning, Brady, Brees, Rodgers, Rivers, and even Big Ben are all better and all but one of them have a Super Bowl.  This plus the fact that he is still not a pure passer (he still looks to run first and did more running as he got more comfortable last year) puts him one step below them.  But to pay a guy who has no rings, is not a pure QB, and who has trouble staying healthy is a reach.  Paying all these players this off-season and with Jackson becoming a FA next season, the only way they will be able to keep him is if they cut some players ala Asante Samuel.  If not, I know I would love to have Jackson on the Giants.  I would have paid him first because I know what to expect from him and would not have constant injury questions surrounding him.  And I know people will get on me for this, but I do not think that a convicted felon should get paid like this, even if he says he is a changed man.  If he was an average American and not an athlete/celebrity, he'd be off somewhere working one or two minumum wage jobs.  Instead, he is back with his old employer and earning as much as he did before.  Goes to show that if you make a mistake, do your time, and come out of jail a changed man, anything is possible.  This is sending the message to our kids that they may think they can go out, get in trouble, go to jail, and that the same can happen to them when they get out.  This deal makes me sick.



Since: Feb 12, 2008
Posted on: August 29, 2011 11:21 pm
 

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

Funny thing is that, We have watched your pathetic team go down in flames for years. How many last place finishes have the Redskins endured the last decade?
Funny thing is that we have watched your team come up short year after year for the past 3 decades. Last i checked second or third best isn't any better than last place... just ask Bills fans.  I'd rather finish last than to have sniffed glory for decades only to come up short time after time. Ouch!


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