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Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick has agreed to a six-year contract that makes him among the NFL’s highest-paid players once again.
The deal is worth $100 million, including about $40 million guaranteed. Vick has come a long way since spending nearly two years away from the NFL, last season he led the Eagles to a division title, started in the Pro Bowl and was named the AP Comeback Player of the Year last season.
His per year base salary of $16.7 million is less than only Patriots quarterback Tom Brady ($18.01) and Colts quarterback Peyton Manning ($18 million), but is more than New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning ($16.25 million) and Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers ($15.3 million).
Brady signed a reported five-year, $78.5 million contract with $48.5 million guaranteed in September 2009. Peyton Manning’s deal came last month when he signed a reported five-year, $90 million contract with $54.4 million of that guaranteed.
This makes Vick’s second nine-figure deal.
In 2005, the Falcons signed the 2001 No. 1 overall draft pick to a 10-year, $130 million contract.
Two years later Vick he was charged with running a dogfighting operation.
He eventually filed for bankruptcy while in prison for 18 months after being convicted of dogfighting.
Once again I’ll say! Chris Johnson you should be in camp with the Titans instead of holding out and making excuses.
Let’s see over the past two weeks we’ve seen Larry Fitzgerald and now Michael Vick receive large contracts but guess what? They reported to their respective teams on time.
Hold out as long as you can my young friend and you’ll be broke in no time and of course that’s not my problem but I’m just saying.
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