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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 9, 2006
Posted on: August 30, 2011 1:45 pm

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

Thanks Bandwagon Cowboys fan from Delaware

Firstly, I was born in Texas, and have been a Cowboys/Texas Rangers fan all my life.
secondly, who would be a bandwagon cowboys fan now? 
Thirdly I can name virtually every starter for all 5 superbowl wins for the Cowboys
I can further name all zero superbowl winners for the iggles......BWAAAAAAA HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Since: Apr 28, 2010
Posted on: August 30, 2011 1:30 pm

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

It's hilarious grown men use the word "hater".  It's like "swag" or "crunk". "You're a hater if you can't forgive Vick for drowning a live dog just because it wouldn't fight.  Don't matter.  He be getting crunk when he's showing his swag during his touchdown dances!"  Mmmmm, actually my grammar and thought process was a little to advanced on that one for these ignorant "fans".  Mike Vick is a soft a.s.s coward.  That's not an opinion.  Hater?  Haha

Since: Jul 27, 2010
Posted on: August 30, 2011 1:29 pm

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

Good for Vick, Bad for Eagles. Im not a hater of Vick and think he deserves a second chance like anyone else, but I don't think that last year is a sign of things to come. If anything other than a really good year for Vick, I see it more as a ceiling than a jumping off point. He put up ELITE numbers last year and I just haven't seen anything like that from him before, or even at the end of the season. He is prone to getting injured (by the amt, he runs) and really hasn't won much of anything throughout his years. His big-play ability, excitement, and above-average record have seemed to blur his actual QB abilities, and while he is an elite talent, with elite athletic ability, his quarterbacking (from an NFL perspective) is still below being worth the amount he has been given. Don't get me wrong, he's a more than capable QB in the NFL, but I think he has a long way to go before he can lead a team to win 3 or 4 straight games in the PO, against great competition.

Since: Mar 3, 2009
Posted on: August 30, 2011 1:23 pm

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

this league is a joke, big ben rapes, ray lewis kills, vick fights dogs!!!!! what a shame these dudes are making all this money, oh by the way, our laws don't apply to them!!!

Since: Aug 21, 2007
Posted on: August 30, 2011 1:08 pm

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

That's alot of bread for someone's who's only won I think 1 playoff game.

Since: Oct 29, 2007
Posted on: August 30, 2011 1:04 pm

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

Wow....Vick has 1 above average season and get's ousted early in the playoffs...and he lands this contract?!  He must have a great agent.

This represents just another shining example of why the Eagles have never won a Superbowl. ....

Since: Feb 10, 2009
Posted on: August 30, 2011 12:59 pm

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

UM1993 your are an ignorant jagoff!  You certainly are devoid of any schooling and are merely jealous that someone can make a mistake and redeem themselves. 

ditto for you, learn how to spell before you call someone out on schooling you toolbox

Since: Nov 27, 2006
Posted on: August 30, 2011 12:57 pm

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

Now that Michael Vick has all that money, he should buy a puppy.

Since: Oct 31, 2007
Posted on: August 30, 2011 12:52 pm

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

Whoops!  "shouldn't be surprised" 

Since: Oct 31, 2007
Posted on: August 30, 2011 12:51 pm

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

I guess I should be suprised by the polarizing comments here...but damn, there are some haters!  I'm not a fan of Vick (though he's been fun to watch all the way back to his Tech days) or Eagle fan.  Is anyone really taken aback by this contract after they dealt Kolb?  Shouldn't be. 

I think it's fair if the man stays healthy.

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