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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: Feb 12, 2008
Posted on: August 29, 2011 10:05 pm
 

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

Based on your statistics, are you not going to throw Rivers into that elite QB category?


Statiscially you can make a case for elite but he's yet to make it to a Superbowl much less win a Superbowl so I put him below guys like Brady, Manning, Brees, and Rodgers.

Btw, how many rings does Vick have to his credit? Last I checked the ones that go your wrists don't count in the NFL.  If they did I would consider putting Vick in that elite category til then I think I'll pass. 




Since: Aug 22, 2007
Posted on: August 29, 2011 10:05 pm
 

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

BTW, doesn't it show what is wrong with our society when on a BLOG so many people celebrate a guy that murdered innocent animals, getting millions of dollars.  People are pathetic



Since: Mar 22, 2007
Posted on: August 29, 2011 10:04 pm
 

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

    Haahahahahahahahahaha...good luck with all that dead money when you end up cutting him in 3 years because you finally realized what a mistake this is Eagles front office. I thought the Cowboys made a bad move when they traded for Roy Williams. You just made me feel a whole lot better about their front office. In 3 years or so you are going to be strapped as hell for cash with Namdi's and Vick contracts and then be signing guys off the scrap heaps of other teams just to have warm bodies to put in the lineup. 



Since: Jul 19, 2007
Posted on: August 29, 2011 10:04 pm
 

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

This is the best story for the entire 2011 NFL preseason...goodbye, Eagles...LOL...still a pretender after all these years...
 



Since: Aug 22, 2007
Posted on: August 29, 2011 10:03 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



Since: Sep 18, 2009
Posted on: August 29, 2011 10:03 pm
 

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

should have been more, i dont care what anyone says, vick is one of a kind and we will probably never see a qb of his talent in our lifetime again. well-deserved and i hope he kicks a$$ thid season for all you haters to watch.



Since: May 31, 2007
Posted on: August 29, 2011 10:01 pm
 

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

Get Money Vick!

People can keep talking all that dog killer crap that they want, still won't change the fact dude is now a 100 million dollar man.



Since: Oct 24, 2006
Posted on: August 29, 2011 10:01 pm
 

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

Only time will tell if this investment blows up in the eagles face or not...it is a lot of money for a guy that has shown he is fairly brittle.  Anyway, for those of you that claim that last year was his first really good statistical year, I would argue that it was also his first year with a good offense around him.  Outside of Crumpler in ATL...he had basically no one to throw the ball to back then...I for one think he is the real deal



Since: Aug 28, 2006
Posted on: August 29, 2011 9:59 pm
 

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

You pretty much summed it up.



Since: Apr 1, 2009
Posted on: August 29, 2011 9:58 pm
 

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

Vick won't make thru the season. He will be out with injuries for at least 6 games or be benched for poor play.
It's typical for an athlete's performance to drop off once he gets a BIG Contract.
Vick is typical if he is anything.
Eagles just flushed $4o million guaranteed


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