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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: Jul 30, 2009
Posted on: August 30, 2011 10:16 am

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

Thanks Bandwagon Cowboys fan from Delaware

Since: Nov 10, 2006
Posted on: August 30, 2011 10:15 am

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

Haters gonna hate regardless.

You think Vick cares about your opinion of him? He just got $40 million guaranteed. He deserves it. He paid his dues to society, whether you PERSONALLY feel that way or not, he owes you nothing.  Vick was SECOND in MVP voting last year, how can someone say he doesn't deserve it??? Do you remember his 6 TD game against Washington? I'm a Packers fan, but the Eagles could have beat us last year in the playoffs. Now, 6 years from now we shall see how he's playing and if he's still an Eagle, but he's worth it the next 2-3 years.

Since: Apr 16, 2010
Posted on: August 30, 2011 10:11 am

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

Lmao !!! Chokadelphia seals their fate ..... Couldn't have happened to a crappier team .....

Since: Jun 20, 2011
Posted on: August 30, 2011 10:10 am

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

I seem to recall another team that gave Michael Vick a $100 million contract.

How well did that work out for Atlanta?

Since: Dec 12, 2006
Posted on: August 30, 2011 10:05 am

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

Wow, one of the wrost signings EVER. Good for Vick,forget his past, it's just that he's not a good QB, certainly not to get that kind of paper.

How stupid is Philly? It won't take but weeks to figure out this was a huge mistake. Just lilke Carolina paying Cam Newton and wasting a #1 pick. WOW.

These types of QBs will never win anything. Vick cannot make reads and defenses know how to defend him. This will be ugly.

I look forward to ESPN trying to defend him all year, or however long it takes for him to get benched/injured. Rush Limbaugh was right.

Since: Feb 7, 2007
Posted on: August 30, 2011 10:03 am
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Since: Jan 31, 2011
Posted on: August 30, 2011 9:55 am

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

a sure sign the economy's turning up. because a football player got 100mil you make me laugh

Since: Sep 5, 2010
Posted on: August 30, 2011 9:51 am

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

"There are no second acts in American lives" - F. Scott Fitzgerald

Of course... that's not entirely true. You can actually get about a HUNDRED "extra chances" if the narrow-minded and uneducated majority of this country really like you and/or you can entertain them – see professional/college athletes, reverends and GOP politicians for more details.

Always ironic and funny though… the same guys who always give the aforementioned “second chances” are also the biggest supporters of the death penalty in this country.

Again, the hypocrisy is mostly due to a lack of education or the lack of accountability necessary for adulthood.  

Since: Jan 20, 2009
Posted on: August 30, 2011 9:46 am

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

I just don't understand all the hate that is directed to Vick.  Here is a guy that did something stupid and horrible at the same time YET he never denied doing it...never complained about his sentence and never once said he shouldn't be in jail.  What he did do is take his punishmanet like a man....paid his debt by doing the time and by all accounts is a different person off the field since.  So I am happy for him getting a new contract like this.  He is living what we all preach.....making the most of a second chance.  Yet many on here want to dismiss all those things and still hate him for the things of his past.  Vick put the past behind him and moved it's time for the haters to do the same.

Since: Sep 17, 2008
Posted on: August 30, 2011 9:35 am

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

$100 Million dollars says Vick returns to Michael Vick. Money is the root of all evil. What's his motivation to "keep a clean image" now that he's getting paid? People don't change. Their behavior may, but their character does not.

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