Vick gets second 100 million dollar contract

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by AK Forty Seven, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. Eagles give Michael Vick a new six-year, $100 million contract

    The NFL contract that totals nine digits, even if most of it's in funny money, is a fairly rare thing. Who would have expected Michael Vick(notes) to be the first player in NFL history to amass two of them in his career?

    It's happened, though. In 2004, Vick signed a $130 million deal with the Atlanta Falcons that went wrong for a host of reasons. And after what must seem like a lifetime later for Vick, he has agreed to a six-year, $100 million deal with approximately $40 million guaranteed. The deal will average $16 million in each of the first three years.

    Under the terms of the new CBA, using the franchise tag on Vick this season was going to cost the Eagles $16.057. The National Football Post's Andrew Brandt reports that Vick's cap number will now go from $16.2 million to $14.4 million in 2011.

    Multiple sources indicate that the deal is not backloaded, as many such deals are — Vick reportedly has the potential to earn as much as $16.7 million per season in each of the next three seasons.

    In 2010, after serving nearly two years in federal prison for dogfighting and spending 2009 as a glorified backup for the Eagles, Vick brought a new version of himself to the field. In just 12 games, Vick passes for 3,018 yards and 21 touchdowns against just six interceptions an 233 completions in 373 attempts. He did also miss time with injuries, and that's a concern going forward — its most likely why the deal is front-loaded. Vick's physical, run-heavy playing style puts him in the crosshairs of enemy defenders with great frequency. And at age 31, he'll have to change that style sooner than later.

    Eagles head coach Andy Reid and offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg gave Vick the keys to a new playing style, In 2010, he was generally far less frenetic in and out of the pocket than he ever was with the Atlanta Falcons from 2001 through 2006.

    This deal leaves the Eagles about $4 million under the current salary cap, even after a very aggressive offseason. The next challenge will be to sign receiver DeSean Jackson(notes) to a long-term deal before he becomes a free agent (or is franchised) next year.
  2. Good for him.Glad he turned his life around and I'll be rooting for him until he plays Brady or Manning
  3. I like a good come back story. Lesson is you may be down but you're never out.
  4. Lucrum


    You can still torture dogs and get rewarded for it.
  5. He paid his debt to society by the tune of losing around 30-50 million dollars and 2 years in jail

    He got a second chance and didn't screw it up.
  6. Lucrum


    He doesn't deserve a second chance, he should have been executed.
  7. BSAM


    Vick should be in somebody's jail, holding his cup out thru the bars and saying, "Yes sir, officer, I'd like some coffee this morning".
  8. More proof that football fans are human excrement.


    Hey, if he had tortured women, or children, would he be allowed to return to glory?

    lol, blow me fools
  9. if he tortured humans he'd still be in jail. humans > pitbulls

    and let me pre-empt anyone who says dogs are equivalent to humans by asking, when was the last time you had sex with a dog? (a butch ex-wife technically still counts as a human)

    at least now he's making money instead of being a burden on taxpayers. animal lovers can pressure him to donate his money to shelters.

    personally i think he's a douche and wouldn't want him as a neighbor, but he paid his debt so give it a fcking rest, people
  10. nursebee


    I am waiting for the Madoff comeback story.

    How much better of a name can one get?
    #10     Aug 30, 2011