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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: Jul 26, 2009
Posted on: August 29, 2011 11:19 pm

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

I have to say as an Eagles fan that I'm kinda wondering why they spent so much money on Vick.  Hopefully, this works out for them and they go far this year.  I'm not getting into the whole debate about his past and the fact that some people think he doesn't deserve to play in the league and he's scum, etc, etc.  Because the last time I checked, the Steelers still employ a Rapist for a QB in Rothlestberger and the Browns had a Stallworth who killed a pedestrian while drunk driving as a wide out last year.  Michael Irvin snorted more powered up his nose then it takes to line a football field.  So enough with cruxcifying this guy over what he did, he paid his dues and he's pro-active in the community about dogfighting.  I don't see Big Ben doing anything to right his actions or even showing any remorse!

I do hope that they find some decent money to make Desean Jackson happy and soon or the money they just spent on Vick might ne all for naught!  I am looking forward to what seems to be a promising season and hoping the team jells nicely together in these next few weeks


Since: Oct 20, 2008
Posted on: August 29, 2011 11:18 pm

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

This is premature.  Vick looked like the OLD Vick last year, and it wasn't do to injury.  When the line breaks down and he's hurried, he will make mistakes.  Until he corrects those problems, he's not worth the superstar QB salary.  I think the Eagles should easily win the division, but it won't be an overwhelming 14-2 or 13-3 record...

Go ahead and get excited if you like flash n' dash, but if you're a solid Eagles fan, you've got to be concerned.  Especially with Vince Young as the #2.

Since: Dec 19, 2008
Posted on: August 29, 2011 11:14 pm

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

When did Vick take the Eagles to the 2010 NFC title game?  C'mon man!

Since: Jul 30, 2009
Posted on: August 29, 2011 11:14 pm

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

Old quarterback that never won anything?  Is he going to be the dual threat at 36?  The rest of the NFC just got better due to salary cap death blow.

Since: Feb 12, 2008
Posted on: August 29, 2011 11:14 pm

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

...if you're white...please leave the Vick incedent alone...
I am white and take offense to your comments.  What does the color of my skin have anything to do whether or not I should be able to express an opinion as long as that opinion is not offensive.   I believe the guy deserves a second chance since he served his sentence to society and paid for his crimes...that's not  really what this debate is about so don't go there... don't make it about race or try to justify Vick's past actions based on that.  This is about debating whether he's worth the money the Eagles are paying him.  I'm basing my opinon solely on Vick's "on the field" accomplishments (or lack thereof) not his criminal past.   If the Eagles want to throw there money away then more power to them, after all I'm a Reskins fan.

Since: Jul 19, 2007
Posted on: August 29, 2011 11:14 pm

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

Danielson - that is the smartest post I have seen on this entire situation all night...

Since: Apr 13, 2011
Posted on: August 29, 2011 11:14 pm

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

Sick of all the bashers who act like Vick is the only guy in the world who did harmful stuff that he should be (and is) ashamed of. It's sure easy to hate a guy for messing up in a way that you wouldn't mess up. But everyone has their own faults and Vick fessed up to his.

In other news: he's wayyy overpaid at $100 million lol.

Since: Jan 11, 2007
Posted on: August 29, 2011 11:09 pm

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

They should have waited to see if last year wasnt a fluke. My Eagles pulled the trigger too early on this one but if he can duplicate what he did last year then great but if not then this deal will bite them in the arse for the next few years.

Since: Apr 26, 2007
Posted on: August 29, 2011 11:09 pm

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

Actually I couldn't be happier for Vick and the Eagles, i see nothing but good times ahead for the rest of the NFC east watching your franchise go down in flames with your fearless leader Vick at the helm.

By the way, how many Superbowls have the Eagles won?  

Come back when you get some pubes ummmkay!!

Good comeback, 

Is that why you spend your evening trying your best to respond to everyone? Yes I know that your pathetic team has nothing going for them so their fans RESULT to CRYING about what the Eagles are doing. 

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? Ahh yes, keep crying because Vick has received his money. 

How many coaches has that pathetic team of yours gone through in the last decade? What have they done to even warrant you to speak as if the team is the pinnacle of success? Yes, last place teams can talk. 

Since: Dec 19, 2010
Posted on: August 29, 2011 11:03 pm

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

kinda rediculous, guess we will see if he delivers 6 super bowls ha

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