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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: Sep 23, 2008
Posted on: August 30, 2011 10:38 am
 

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

Don't worry you LOSER EAGLES FAN. Cowboys fans enjoyed the looked on McNabb's face when he choked in $ Championship games and the SUper Bowl...... I LOVED IT!!! STILL NO SUPER BOWLS...AHAHAHHAHA! LOSERS!


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Since: Feb 7, 2007
Posted on: August 30, 2011 10:37 am
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Since: Sep 23, 2008
Posted on: August 30, 2011 10:36 am
 

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

This is the best post i ever read and i hate Vick with every inkilng of my body, great job Doctor Monkey




Since: Nov 8, 2006
Posted on: August 30, 2011 10:33 am
 

The adventures of Ron Mexico

- financing an illegal interstate gambling ring
- running an illegal interstate gambling ring for six years
- fighting dogs
- killing dogs
- killing dogs in especially fun ways, like electricution and drowning
- knowingly giving a woman herpes
- sneaking marijuana on a plane
- owning a waterbottle that has a marijuana smuggling compartment
- providing a vehicle for drug dealing
- giving the double bird to kids after a game
- blew off off-season workouts
- stealing money from a pension fund
- having someone shot at his birthday party
- lied about leaving "hours" before someone was shot at his party
- being a coach killer
- being a big jerk
- hiring an agent while still in college
- Marcus Vick
- not paying back his creditors because he needs two houses (one of which was built while he was in prison)
- lying about dog fighting
- screwing over that sweet old man Arthur Blank
- missing 14 games with a 4-6 week injury - the same injury that forced him to miss only one game at Virginia Tech
- Ron Mexico
- providing a house for drug dealing (the original reason Bad Newz Kennels was raided)
- failing a drug test
- being accused of using steroids
- can't read the blitz
- can't hold onto the ball
- can't throw accuratly
- can't put touch on the ball
- can't complete the short pass
- can't audible  
- children out of wedlock
- last one in the building for practice
- first one to leave the building after practice
- cheated on his girlfriend (re: Ron Mexico incident)


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Since: Feb 7, 2007
Posted on: August 30, 2011 10:28 am
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Since: Aug 30, 2011
Posted on: August 30, 2011 10:28 am
 

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

As an Eagles fan, I enjoyed when the so called thugs Michael Vick and Desean Jackson whipped the Cowgirls butts on Dec 7th 2010. I guess they didnt fail that game, now did they!!! I was at the game first row,, and I loved the look on Dallas Fans face when desean fell back into the end zone...Classic Hater Looks everywhere.. I loved It!!!!



Since: Jul 30, 2009
Posted on: August 30, 2011 10:23 am
 

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

D jack classless? Kinda like Michael Irvin hmmmm!

Pot meet kettle




Since: May 6, 2009
Posted on: August 30, 2011 10:23 am
 

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

Being from Washington and living through the "Big Contracts" of the last decade  --  I have a feeling the Eagles are being forced into the "Big Contracts" without the results.. Time will tell.



Since: Aug 22, 2011
Posted on: August 30, 2011 10:23 am
 

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

C'mon NYKLIB725 and SlyFox....I hope you hate real "criminals" (McVeigh, Damer, ppl that kill kids and such)as much as you do Vick. Like all the previous comments, the man has paid his debt and his talents are in demand...so they pay him what THEY think he's worth.  There are ex-cons who go out and change their lives and open businesses and are very successful.  You got celebs like Lindsay Lohan, Charlie Sheen who constanly eff up and get second chances and somehow never get any real time. Hell that Tim the Tool Man Guy, got in trouble for drugs, but turned his life around, got paid and no one says a word. And what you mean a convicted felon shouldn't get paid "like this"...I'm sure if Vick wasn't a "good athlete" he would be of no interest to the Eagles or the NFL. He would be right next to you dropping them fries (probably not).  You just sound a little bitter and jealous, so please STOP HATING!!!


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Since: Feb 7, 2007
Posted on: August 30, 2011 10:18 am
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