Posted by Will Brinson
Two years ago, Michael Vick was a pariah in the NFL. Understandably, no one wanted the PR nightmare that came along with signing an ex-con who'd served time for ostensibly torturing dogs.
The Eagles took that chance and now that Vick is an MVP candidate about-to-turn free agent, he says he would consider rewarding them for their faith by giving them a discount and/or edge in contract negotiations next year."When nobody else wanted me they did and I'll defintely have to take that into consideration when it's time to make a decision," Vick said, via Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer.
This makes a ton of sense, provided you buy into the "New Vick." (And there's no reason that you shouldn't, it's just that there are plenty of people who don't like Vick.)
Of course, it might not even matter, because the Eagles can slap the franchise tag on him and keep him for another year. Or, alternately, if Philly's concerned that the franchise tag might not be around when a new CBA is reached, they can negotiate with Vick now. After all, November's a favored month for the franchise to hand out money, and nothing says "long-term playoff team" quite like locking up Vick and DeSean Jackson.
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