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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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Retardelphia
Since: Aug 28, 2011
Posted on: August 30, 2011 3:18 pm
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Since: Aug 26, 2011
Posted on: August 30, 2011 2:31 pm
 

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

It would be nice to see any team from the NFC west win the division with a winnng record.  Why do you ask my age?? Are you a priest???


TDAISON
Since: Mar 9, 2008
Posted on: August 30, 2011 2:23 pm
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Since: Jul 6, 2007
Posted on: August 30, 2011 2:18 pm
 

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

Worked out so well the first time he got a $100,000,000 deal, how could it possibly go wrong the second time at 31 years of age? 



Since: Aug 26, 2011
Posted on: August 30, 2011 2:10 pm
 

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

Any QB could light up the NFC west.  It's the worst division in the league.  Cant' wait for 2011 win a team from the NFC west make the playoffs with 4-11 record.




Since: May 21, 2009
Posted on: August 30, 2011 2:07 pm
 

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

Who's Michael "IRVING"? Just trying to follow along here.



Since: Sep 1, 2008
Posted on: August 30, 2011 2:06 pm
 

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

You guys should learn how to read the fine print and get over your temper tantrums because your on a computer and he has enough money to own a computer company. If Vick had been white and put up the numbers he did last year while sitting games none of you would have a prolem with this contract.



Since: Aug 26, 2011
Posted on: August 30, 2011 2:02 pm
 

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

Doctor Monkey are you talking about Michael "VICK" or Michael "IRVING"


strong_safety33
Since: Mar 19, 2010
Posted on: August 30, 2011 2:00 pm
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Since: Dec 20, 2006
Posted on: August 30, 2011 1:51 pm
 

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

Gonna laugh when this team finishes 9-7 b/c their offensive line cannot block anyone.  Dream team gonna be a nightmare and Vick gonna be running for his life.  Not sure if anyone in Philadelphia noticed Vick's passer rating get lower and lower each month last season....bottoming out in December.  There is a reason why a QB like Vick has never won a superbowl.  QB's need to stay in the pocket and if they run it is only to extend the play so they can pass. Old habits die hard for a run first QB. Cannot wait to see Kolb light it up in Arizona. 100 million dollar QB? Really?


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