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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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Comments

Since: Nov 25, 2010
Posted on: August 29, 2011 10:44 pm
 

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

unique electrifying talent.

Was this a Freudian slip? 

Sorry, Vick is overrated and has never failed--to fail, when the BIG game hit town. Philly got took to the cleaners--and high time!




Since: Jun 21, 2011
Posted on: August 29, 2011 10:39 pm
 

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

I know this makes alot of you people sick. Im loving it. Congrats Vick



Since: Nov 23, 2007
Posted on: August 29, 2011 10:36 pm
 

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

The truth is, Michael Vick would have gotten this contract from SOMEONE next year, and the Eagles have no answer for next year, so they might as well pay the man now.  With NFL contracts the way they are, they can still cut the guy after 3-4 years.  No big deal, and what happened was expected.  Vick is still a top 7 QB who will vie for another MVP (just like last year) with the talent around him.



Since: Feb 12, 2008
Posted on: August 29, 2011 10:32 pm
 

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

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



Since: Apr 26, 2007
Posted on: August 29, 2011 10:24 pm
 

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

Now pay DeSean Jackson. In Vick We Trust. 



Since: Jul 24, 2011
Posted on: August 29, 2011 10:24 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. 




Since: Aug 19, 2011
Posted on: August 29, 2011 10:21 pm
 

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

Risky move, big risk but possibly big payoff if Vick can stay healthy. Iif he stays healthy, he's a top 5 QB, unique electrifying talent.



Since: Mar 22, 2007
Posted on: August 29, 2011 10:13 pm
 

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

Hey Goat uhmmm...just because he can run really fast does not make him a one of a kind QB. Sorry but this piece of C#$p is going to let everyone in Philly down. Not that I mind I like watching them implode. But I for one do not buy the whole "I am a new man" bull. He ovbiously has some good PR men around him. I personally think they should let a chowowa chew his N$%tZ off. Aside from that he is and always will be the most overrated QB, aside from Rothlisbuger, period. And at least Rothlisburger has a couple superbowls to his name. What has Vick ever done? Played really amazing in some games. Won some games and then fizzled when it mattered most. Rinse repeat. 



Since: Feb 12, 2008
Posted on: August 29, 2011 10:08 pm
 

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

Perfect fit....a guy that deserves the worst, getting money from a city that should have been burried by Irene.  Add 1 more permanent classless fixture in a city full of them



Couldn't have said it better myself... good old Filthadelphia!!



Since: Mar 20, 2009
Posted on: August 29, 2011 10:06 pm
 

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

Wonder how Desaun Jackson feels about this??? Eagles are paying everyone but him...whats he making this year?? $450,000 this year??


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