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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: Oct 25, 2007
Posted on: August 29, 2011 8:21 pm

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

I literally want to throw-up! A convicted felon, ex con, who has never been able to pass the ball just signed a $100 million contract. You are responsible for this Goodell. This is a sad day.  If you run well all is forgiven.  How sad.

Since: Feb 27, 2008
Posted on: August 29, 2011 8:21 pm

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

Redskin.. do you know what the word "literally" means?  It means he would have literally taken a literal amount of money from the literal devil in exchange for his literal soul.  I don't think that's what happened.

Since: Sep 29, 2008
Posted on: August 29, 2011 8:19 pm

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

Don't believe in redemption, huh? I guess you've never had to ask forgiveness or serve penance for anything? Must be nice to be perfect.

Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: August 29, 2011 8:19 pm

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

And your a Redskin fan...enough said...

Since: Oct 30, 2007
Posted on: August 29, 2011 8:18 pm

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

I'd sign on the dotted line....

Since: Aug 4, 2008
Posted on: August 29, 2011 8:18 pm

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

Rah for Michael Vick. It could not happen to a better player. Now that the Eagles have settled on a quarterback and put their  money where their mouth is, I think the franchise can get on with the business of going to the playoffs and perhaps a super bowl berth.

They have the tools this season to do so. You would have to remember that this team has just been formed. Even though all have talent, it might take a year for this team to jell and get the chemistry needed to win a NFL championship. If this happen, for the next 2-3 years they are gonna be one hellava team to compete against.

I hope they stay injury free and have no major personal problems that would upset their immediate goal of winning a Super Bowl championship.

 What does Manning and Brady as well as Vick have in common, the all play quarterback and is the starting quarterback on their team. They also have earning power because they have the ability to win games,  now if them having this ability to win take their team to a super bowl them the pay is well worth it.


Since: Jan 14, 2009
Posted on: August 29, 2011 8:10 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.  

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