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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: Jul 19, 2007
Posted on: August 29, 2011 11:02 pm
 

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

THis season is going to be so much fun...Michael Freaking Vick...even he looks perplexed as to why the Eagles paid him all that money!!! BAHAHAHAHAHA!!!  What a joke!



Since: Feb 12, 2008
Posted on: August 29, 2011 11:01 pm
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Since: Sep 15, 2010
Posted on: August 29, 2011 10:58 pm
 

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

wow...you're pretty angry...that's alot of anger for someone you don't know...its crazy for anyone to be this upset at a guy that hurt 70 dogs...you should move...cause this country has killed, enslaved, tortured and ruined the identity, culture, history, and future of my race...if you're white...please leave the Vick incedent alone...I have stories that will make you hate yourself...and I'd never wish to see you hurt at all...just prefer you'd learn what's right and try to fix it as he has!



Since: Dec 5, 2009
Posted on: August 29, 2011 10:57 pm
 

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

Southbeach25, your wrong, the other worthless Vick stomped on a helpless guy while wearing cleates.
Oh, now I get it. Not only do we all have to pay for our own sins, we also have to pay for the sins of our siblings? Parents? Grandparents?

You understand how stupid that sounds, right?

The bottom line is that regardless of the heinious crime that he committed, he paid his debt to society. Since then, he has been a model citizen. The point, which by your response you obviously couldn't grasp, is that it's hypocritical for a Redskin fan to chirp about the Eagles paying Vick after their own team paid a total scumbag like Haynesworth almost identical money.

Where were you all then? Your team overpaid for a slimeball criminal also. Where was the disgust?



Since: Feb 12, 2008
Posted on: August 29, 2011 10:56 pm
 

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

the Eagles organization made this move to secure the rights to imagery associated with the story of Michael Vick's redemption and there is no better to do this then to have him wearing an Eagles jersey. This is a really good shrewd business move that was made by the Eagles front office.
either that or the rights to imagery associated with a big budget box office flop with the Eagles front office footing the bill.



Since: Aug 3, 2008
Posted on: August 29, 2011 10:54 pm
 

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

At what point do classless, jealous, racist, ignorant so called sports fans demonstrate their as good at their level as Mike Vick is at his.  EVERYONE has done something in their life at one time or another they would not want shared with the public.  In a democracy when you have been tried by a jury of your "peers" and have completed your assigned sentence you are then a free person.  A convicted felon after completing assigned punishment and the associated consequences should be given the same considerations as any other citizen.  GET OVER IT!  How many quarterbacks have played in the NFL and never won a championship?  More than Mike Vick.  The bad thing about freedom of speech is I have to say this because everyone else who exercises that right may not be intelligent enough to appreciate it.



Since: Jun 3, 2007
Posted on: August 29, 2011 10:53 pm
 

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

My only question to this story is...... If Vick can get $100 million of which $40 million is guarenteed, then why in the world can't the Titans take care of Chris Johnson?



Since: Apr 26, 2007
Posted on: August 29, 2011 10:49 pm
 

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

Ahh yess, denial... we love it!  Enjoy another Superbowless season, but hey at least you'll have some "electrifying" highlights to be proud of


Ahh yes, enjoy another pathetic season being the cellar dwellers of the NFC East. I know, not having anything to play for has it's advantages. You have time to comment on Vick getting his money. 


How's the QB battle between Beck and Grossman? You got tired of watching those two embarrass themselves during training Camp?
 




Since: Feb 12, 2008
Posted on: August 29, 2011 10:46 pm
 

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

Keep in mind... only 40 mil is guaranteed so those focusing on the fact that he could be injured and out of the league in two years, it is not difficult to get out of a deal after 2 or 3 years.  I'm not concerned about that at all.

Vick is worth the money because he is a special player.  He is much better than the ATL Vick and he is more accurate than people give him credit.  He is not perfect but he does things that no other player can do.  He is also worth the money because most of the free agents who signed with the Eagles did so to play with Mike Vick.  He is also worth the money because he is WILDLY popular by the masses and makes this team alot of money just on marketing. 

Let's break this down:

1) $40 million guaranteed. Chump change right?  Eagles will feel it even if as you say they can cut bait in 2-3 years they have invested in one guy... i don't care how much money you have you're putting all your eggs in one basket. Trust me teams that try to buy a championship (i.e. Redskins) never works.

2) Vick "is a special player"... No doubt he has amazing physical talents (so does Lebron).  Guess what great athleticism does not = championship.  It's also about what's between the ears... last I checked Vick was at the bottom of the list in that dept.  

3) He's more accurate than people give him credit -  I'll give you that he's improved in that area but let's remember that's only one year. If one year defined an entire career Derek Anderson would be in the Hall of Fame, bahhh haaahahahaa.

4) Vick is "WILDLY popular" and "makes this team a lot of money on marketing" -  Yah so we hear "ex cons" fit in nicely there in Filthadelphia you should be very proud.  I'll tell you what makes players "WILDLY popular" bringing home Lombardy Trophies.  Tell us how's Vick faired in that department?



Since: Mar 21, 2010
Posted on: August 29, 2011 10:46 pm
 

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

This story should really shock nobody because after that Nike deal went down back in July I did comment in a blog that there would be a few more big money deals coming Michael Vick's way. Here is the link to the blog with my comments: . I would say that this new contract counts as a big money deal. Whether the critics want to admit it or not the Michael Vick brand is a white hot commodity which prompted the Philadelphia Eagles to make this lucrative offer to him. You can talk stats this, and durability that but there is a story of redemption that is playing out and the Eagles organization made this move to secure the rights to imagery associated with the story of Michael Vick's redemption and there is no better to do this then to have him wearing an Eagles jersey. This is a really good shrewd business move that was made by the Eagles front office.



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