Michael Vick is the Philadelphia Eagles’ franchise player for 2011.
The quarterback accepted his one-year franchise tender with the team yesterday. The Eagles placed their franchise tag on Vick last month, giving them exclusive negotiating rights with the signal-caller.
Under the expiring Collective Bargaining Agreement, Vick will make at least 16-million dollars in 2011, which is the average of the top five quarterback salaries for the season. The Eagles and Vick can still reach a long-term deal, although that’s unlikely to happen with the CBA set to expire tonight.
Vick passed for just over three-thousand yards with 21 scores and six picks as he returned to a starting role following his suspension for running an illegal dog fighting operation.