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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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Since: May 21, 2009
Posted on: August 30, 2011 12:48 pm
 

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

Let me start off with I am an Eagles fan. For the life of me I really don't get the anti-Philly comments.
Really, you don't understand? The worst POS fans in all of football, and you don't understand? Just ask Santa, or the little girl covered in some Philly-fan's vomit
The fans are passionate, and the majority of them understand exactly how many championships have or have not been won by their teams.
Zero is a pretty easy number to understand.

But watching the message boards, it appears the Eagles fans at least have a lot more class than those in Dallas.


I would think that class would be defined by your actions rather than messages on a web site. Remember Santa, and the little girl?


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Since: Mar 9, 2008
Posted on: August 30, 2011 12:47 pm
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Since: Aug 30, 2011
Posted on: August 30, 2011 12:23 pm
 

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

Everyone need to get over the animail thing he has paid is due everyone of you probably have done something wrong in your life



Since: Feb 1, 2007
Posted on: August 30, 2011 12:18 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. 




Since: Jan 17, 2011
Posted on: August 30, 2011 12:17 pm
 

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

Like the majority of Americans who are DECENT and HARDWORKING...along comes this Shmuck..who once had it all in Atlanta and blew it.
I would like the reward of dealing, just like most, with this economy to catch a break like Vick.....
What's he done?  Had an OK season with Philly...soooo?

Nobody said life was fair, but I mean com'on man....what dues has Vick paid to society?



Since: Feb 12, 2008
Posted on: August 30, 2011 12:11 pm
 

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

You know Deshaun Jackson is shaking his head going what the f right now. I"m interested to see how that dynamic plays out.



Since: Dec 3, 2006
Posted on: August 30, 2011 12:08 pm
 

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

I knew at some point someone would be dumb enough to give this POC some coin. Cant say I'm suprised it was the Eagles. Have fun with this terd Andy Reid you fat f*ck



Since: Jul 17, 2011
Posted on: August 30, 2011 12:06 pm
 

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

money well spent however i would be suprised if Vick played another 6 seasons the way he plays




Since: Oct 1, 2006
Posted on: August 30, 2011 12:04 pm
 

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

I hope Vick is still contributing a part of his salary to the humane society.  He still owes the canine community for the rest of his life and if something good can happen for dogs because of his horrific past than I am all for it.  As for the deal the Eagles cut with Vick, they know him best.  As an outsider it's easy for me to say how can they Eagles organization do something so stupid with the track record, look at what happened to the Falcons when they gave Vick the 9 figure contract.  Personally I would keep Vick on a much shorter leash as he has yet to prove anything.  He has been a decent player in his return but with one year as a starter and not even a full year plus a playoff home loss and no post season victories the long term fat deal does not seem warranted. 


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