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Vick thought he'd never get 2nd shot at $100 mil

Posted on: August 30, 2011 10:32 pm
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VickPosted by Josh Katzowitz

Michael Vick -- he of the six-year, $100 million contract* signed on Monday -- met the media for the first time since he became really rich for the second time. As expected, Vick, who got a $100 million contract with the Falcons before eventually going to prison, didn’t seem sad with his lot in life.

*Well, it might not be EXACTLY $100 million. As PFT’s Mike Florio points out, it’s actually a five-year deal for $80 million because the contract for that sixth year voids if he plays more than 35 percent of the snaps in any year of the contract. He’s also guaranteed only (!) $35.5 million and not $40 million as originally reported.

"I used to sit in my prison bunker and be like, '$100 million -- I'll never see that again,'" Vick told the Philadelphia Inquirer. "You know, because you're getting up there in age. I was 29 when I got out and I thought if I could just get a fraction of that -- maybe 25 ... 30. That would be good. That would be good. I just got it to where I know I'm going to have to work.

Vick's Second Life
"So just mentally what I put myself through and how it just seem like in the blink of an eye I'm sitting right here right now. But even over the duration of those two years it was a long time. But it was all worth it, man. It was a lot of hard work, sacrifice."

There’s no doubt about the accuracy of his words. Remember, after Vick was released from prison, there wasn’t much interest around the league in retaining his services, and he started third on the Eagles depth chart. But he had a standout 2010, earned the comeback player of the year award and received this hefty contract (even if it’s not as big as we originally thought).

Of course, we still don’t know the answer to the question I posted Monday of whether the contract is a smart investment by Philadelphia. We won’t know the answer for quite a while.

But we do know one thing. Vick isn't the same guy he was the first time he got $100 million.

"I just chilled in the house with the kids and the family," Vick said when asked how he celebrated his new deal. "That's just me -- conservative."

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 16, 2012 10:54 pm
 

Vick thought he'd never get 2nd shot at $100 mil



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Since: Mar 28, 2011
Posted on: August 31, 2011 2:46 pm
 

Vick thought he'd never get 2nd shot at $100 mil

This just in:

Michael Vick was arrested today for butt raping Jeff Laurie. When stopped on the way to the squad car for comment, all he had to say was, "I got'em! I got'em! I dun fooled Laurie into believin I have talent! Now I can fold in every playoff game and nobody will say a word cuz I'm rich! Time to buy more houses and bling!"

So basically, Vick butt raped Laurie badly, by making him think that he has talent. Really, all Vick has is speed, and teams weren't really adjusted to him again last year. This year will be different. Vick still is inaccurate as hell, not really able to read a defense, and will get hammered all year. Sure, he'll escape a few sacks, but not many hard tackles. Something tells me Mr. Vick is going to end up on the sidelines before the 4th game with another injury, although I don't wish it on him, as horrid a human being as he is.




Since: Apr 23, 2008
Posted on: August 31, 2011 12:05 pm
 

Vick thought he'd never get 2nd shot at $100 mil

Just curious but if the offer was 4 yrs/$60MM or 5 yrs/$75MM, you mean he would have turned it down?  The Eagles had to go 6yrs/$100MM to get this guy to sign? 

Also "because the contract for that sixth year voids if he plays more than 35 percent of the snaps in any year of the contract." Do you think that should read "plays LESS than 35 percent"? 



Since: Nov 11, 2006
Posted on: August 31, 2011 11:19 am
 

Vick thought he'd never get 2nd shot at $100 mil

He'll be out of the league within two years.  We're talking about RON MEXICO here!!!



Since: Aug 9, 2009
Posted on: August 31, 2011 9:42 am
 

Vick thought he'd never get 2nd shot at $100 mil

Seems like alot of money for a QB thats playing style puts him one play away from a season/career ending injury. Sure he is exciting to watch but he didn't do anything more than Mcnabb ever did with the team. (and i don't mean personal stats. i mean team success) In fact Vick only beat one team that made the playoffs last season and only threw for over 300 yards 3 times. He missed 4 games due to injury which directly impacted there record. The  three or four more possible wins against less talented teams ( Redskins, Titans, Falcons, 49's) could have forced a completly different playoff scenerio in which they dont lose to the Packers in the wildcard round of the playoffs. U pay 100 million dollars for consistency and reliabilty and Vick seems to be lacking in both areas, He is a talented top 10 QB with big play ability but is he worth a 100 million dollars? smart money says no...



Since: Feb 22, 2007
Posted on: August 31, 2011 8:55 am
 

Vick thought he'd never get 2nd shot at $100 mil

that's what I was thinking. makes no sense



Since: Nov 15, 2006
Posted on: August 31, 2011 7:32 am
 

Vick thought he'd never get 2nd shot at $100 mil

"it’s actually a five-year deal for $80 million because the contract for that sixth year voids if he plays more than 35 percent of the snaps in any year of the contract."

 Am I missing this or does this make no sense? So if he plays LESS then 35 percent of the snaps every year of the first 5 years, he then gets the 6 year and another 20 mill?  What kind of incentive to play is that?



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