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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: Aug 26, 2011
Posted on: August 29, 2011 8:39 pm
 

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

Chokes when it counts???? When in Atlanta he went into Lambeau and beat the Packers in the plalyoffs.  Almost brought the Eagles back from 21 ponts in week one last year.  Went toe to toe with the Packers in the playoffs, in his first year as a starter.  You people are just "hating" on a guy for the type of crime he commited.  But I guess it's okay for other QB's to assault women(twice).  For other players to carry illegal guns(multiple accounts).  But because Vick killed dogs which is considered in-humane we want to give him the death penalty.  Wake up people!!!!



Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: August 29, 2011 8:38 pm
 

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

the 40 mil guaranteed is what I cant believe.  Vick is going to be who he is. good or bad. Its not going to be the first time some team gave big money to a guy that burns them in the end. or the middle.The Eagles and Andy Reid have to make it very deep into the superbowl for Reid to hold onto his job. 
Vick needs to stay clean and hes back on top. Lets see if old habits die hard.



Since: Nov 23, 2007
Posted on: August 29, 2011 8:33 pm
 

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

If Michael Vick can continue to be in the running for MVP of the league, and keep the Eagles competitive enough for a Championship, then I think it will be money well spent.  It's a big injury risk, but a risk that they had to take.  Franchise QB's can't just be picked up at your local Dairy Queen's, they are tough to find.  Anyways, we all know what the length of an NFL contract is... irrelevant.  Because, teams can just cut the player at any time.  This is a $40 million contract for probably 3-4 yrs, unless he continues to shine on after that.  



Since: Aug 17, 2007
Posted on: August 29, 2011 8:31 pm
 

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

Wow! He definetely isn't worth it! He just raped the system!



Since: Jun 17, 2011
Posted on: August 29, 2011 8:30 pm
 

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

Wow convicted felon who did his time who hasn't shown to be a great QB gets top QB pay? Vick is a great regular season player but he chokes when it counts. Remember this day... Vick will never win a superbowl with his style of play and because of the beating he takes he will be lucky to last 3 years.



Since: Jul 23, 2008
Posted on: August 29, 2011 8:29 pm
 

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

This is some kind of joke, right? Who in their right mind would pay that loser that kind of money? Guess he can afford something better than a fake water bottle to hide his weed on the next plane trip.



Since: Dec 5, 2009
Posted on: August 29, 2011 8:28 pm
 

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

The owner of the Eagles just literally sold his soul to the devil.  What a disgrace. 
So says Redskin guy. Hey, did you feel that way when Snyder gave Albert Haynesworth the moon and stars? Could be argued that Al is as despicable as anyone walking the face of the earth. Sure, Vick killed animils. He never face stomped a helpless guy while wearing cleats. How many sexual assaults has Vick been convicted of?

Stones in glass houses.



Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: August 29, 2011 8:27 pm
 

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

This has to be the worst $$$ contract I have ever seen! Are you kidding me?!?!?!



Since: Jan 6, 2009
Posted on: August 29, 2011 8:23 pm
 

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

Wow..that's a huge gamble and a whole lotta money!



Since: Aug 18, 2009
Posted on: August 29, 2011 8:22 pm
 

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

rewarding vick is disgusting...he couldn't walk Bradys or Mannings dogs...he was a pretender with Atlanta he is the same guy


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