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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: Feb 12, 2008
Posted on: August 30, 2011 12:01 pm

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

Yes we wish we had the championships of Pittsburgh, San Francisco, New England, Green Bay or even Dallas
...all these teams you listed have won multiple about winning 1 championship for starters. 

Since: Jul 23, 2008
Posted on: August 30, 2011 11:56 am

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

cjscore, EXACTLY!!!  It's about the money!  Win or lose games, win or lose super bowls, Michael Vick is entertaining to watch and will make TONS OF MONEY for the Eagles and the NFL.  Why can't all these IDIOTS on this thread get it?  It's the AMERICAN WAY.  It's all about making money.  You gotta spend money to make money.  The Eagles believe that they will make way more than they are spending on Vick's salary by keeping him than letting another team pay him big money to have him play for them.  The Eagles had an opportunity to keep him rather than let him go and they took that "BUSINESS RISK".  A mobile quarterback can be injury "prone" but he is usually entertaining to watch.  I have liked watching Vick play for a long time.  And I am sure there are many other football fans that feel the same.

Since: Feb 12, 2008
Posted on: August 30, 2011 11:55 am

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

Rah for Michael Vick. It could not happen to a better player
Actually I can name at least 4 better quarterbacks (Manning, Brees, Rodgers, and Brady) ... and they unlike Vick have all won Superbowls.  ... and none of which are convicted ex-felons.

Please enlighten us all as to what this guy has accomplished in his football career that makes him an elite quarterback worthy of such a huge contract.. and don't tell me team marketability crap.  If it were all about team's making money then the Redskins are the best football team in the league by those standards.  For the sake of this discussion just focus on the game of football, not endorsement deals and jersey sales. To me it's all about winning football games and championships which he's yet to do at any level (highschool, college, or the pros).

I think the Eagles are silly for handing this guy the keys to the kingdom when the only thing he's proven is he's really athletic and good at running with the ball outside of the pocket.  That's basically all this guy has proven he can do !!   Sorry but this guy is no leader.  It took a trip to prison for him to quit acting like a complete knucklehead that he was for so long, and there's no guarantee the "knucklehead" factor won't kick in again at some point now that he's flush with plenty o cash again!  Let it rain Michael Let it rain baby!!

Just one man's opinion.

Since: Mar 22, 2008
Posted on: August 30, 2011 11:55 am

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. It's apparent that those making the comments have never lived here. The fans are passionate, and the majority of them understand exactly how many championships have or have not been won by their teams. The Phillies are a very good team and have proven they can win it all. Granted the Eagles haven't done so, where others have in the past. Yes we wish we had the championships of Pittsburgh, San Francisco, New England, Green Bay or even Dallas. But watching the message boards, it appears the Eagles fans at least have a lot more class than those in Dallas. It's amazing how Dallas fans think they have actually won anything. No, unless you are an ex-Dallas player, you have not. You just sit on the couch like the rest of us.

Since: Jul 23, 2008
Posted on: August 30, 2011 11:40 am

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

phillypower1, excellent post!!  You wonder what kind of people are on these message boards.  So many of them are hateful, bitter, racist and VERY JEALOUS of professional athletes.  I wonder why they even follow sports (entertainment) if they are so unhappy about sports and the athletes that play them.

Since: Oct 11, 2007
Posted on: August 30, 2011 11:30 am

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

This seals it.  Chris Johnson will not play in 2011.

Since: Oct 22, 2008
Posted on: August 30, 2011 11:24 am

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

How many championships has Vick or the eagles won lately?

Since: Aug 11, 2011
Posted on: August 30, 2011 11:17 am

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

Please. And where were the Cowboys when McNabb was in Championship games and the Superbowl? That's right. On the couch right beside you. Dallas has barely sniffed the playoffs since their superbowl years long ago. This is a what have you done for me lately league and Dallas hasn't done anything. AHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAH. LOSERS. AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH.................


...............AHAHAHHAHAHAHAH. Yeah. You're cool 'seethesenutz. Go back to reading your spidey comics.

Since: Apr 28, 2010
Posted on: August 30, 2011 11:17 am

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

Doctor monkey has some skills.  Vick's a hero...hehe.  This one's gonna turn out hilarious!

Since: Sep 23, 2008
Posted on: August 30, 2011 10:42 am

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

OMG! how stupid are you?? he lied to Roger Goodell and told him he had nothing to do with it. so right there it shows how little you really know. here is an idea get a clue what you are talking about you moron

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