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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: Jun 20, 2010
Posted on: August 29, 2011 9:58 pm

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

I hope the first game of the NFL season, Chris Long of the Rams hits Vick in the back of the head and paralyzes him from the neck down.  So tired of see this psychotic dog killing scum bag get paid when he should be in jail.

Since: Jul 19, 2007
Posted on: August 29, 2011 9:56 pm

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

Eagles, have just sealed your demise as one of the better NFL franchises...

Since: Oct 10, 2007
Posted on: August 29, 2011 9:55 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? So, in the one year that he's had a career year who's offensive system was he in.  Now, compare that to the system that he was in prior to going to jail and you'll see the difference.  I believe Vick's proven what type of QB he is in this system moreso than Kolb in Arizona with that $60mill contract.  Vick's is $40 mill guaranteed with $60 mill worth of incentives.  I think it's fair to say the eagles front office knows what it's doing and knows what type of player fits into their system.  Most of the cap space will clear at the end of this or next season since so many have signed 1yr or 2yr contracts.  The Eagles are in good shape.

Since: Feb 12, 2008
Posted on: August 29, 2011 9:51 pm

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

This means alot of dollars for them.  The Eagles do not need Super Bowl wins to support this investment.  Vick will make them plenty of money over the next few years injured or not.  This has little to do with Vick turning his life around.  It is all about money!! 

Like I said before, it's no wonder why this country is going down the toilet.

Since: Mar 20, 2009
Posted on: August 29, 2011 9:51 pm


He'll be out of football in 2 years because of injuries. 

Since: Jan 10, 2008
Posted on: August 29, 2011 9:49 pm

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

Mike Vick is worth the the $100 million deal and will fill the seats with the dream team.  He is older, wiser and win games for the Eagles.  Forget about his past with the Falcons and dog fighting.  He paid his dues for his dumb mistakes and I salute on being a good citzen.  Best of luck Eagles and Vick on the upcoming season. 

Since: May 28, 2008
Posted on: August 29, 2011 9:47 pm

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

Good job Vick on making the best out of a good oppurtunity! Now I hope your alot wiser with your money this time!

Since: Feb 12, 2008
Posted on: August 29, 2011 9:43 pm

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

LOL, average or below average? He had a 100+ QB rating and rushed for over 600 yards. If that is average, I honestly wonder what a star QB is supposed to be to you.

A star QB worthy of that kind of money would need to be a Manning, Brady or Brees.  Statisically speaking last year was a career year for Vick which for the elite QBs like Manning, Brady, and would be an average season at best for one of those guys.  You could even make a much stronger case for Aaron Rodgers to be included in that elite group then Vick.

He has 1 year in his career with a QB rating over 100 and hand him $100 million?  Okay then, you can let us all know how that turns out.  

I'm not trying to hate on the guy just stating the facts.   


Since: Jul 22, 2011
Posted on: August 29, 2011 9:41 pm

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

This is a sad day for real quarterbacks that really know how to play there position.Vick is a very good athelete but not a even fair quarterback. This is an insane way to spend $100 million dollars on someone that has proven he can't win the big playoff games,and thats what has already been the down fall of the Eagles. So to spend this cash on an injury prone running back is a waste of salary cap space. Also, do the Eagles have any salary cap space left for the next 6 years. As usual this seems very suspect that one team can actually afford all these high priced free agents and exstensions.  CRAZY

Since: Apr 28, 2010
Posted on: August 29, 2011 9:41 pm

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

Couldn't of happened to a finer individual.

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