Michael Vick played like one of the NFL’s best quarterbacks. Now, he’s going to be paid like one.
Vick reportedly agreed to a whopping six-year, $100-million contract with the Eagles on Monday, with $40 million guaranteed. The 31-year-old Vick could now be in Philadelphia through the 2016 season.
He was set to play out this season as the Eagles’ designated franchise player, which would have paid him just shy of $16 million for 2011. Instead, he’ll earn $16.7 million. Vick eased his way back into the NFL in 2009, seeing limited action with the Eagles. He took over as the starter last season, throwing for 3,018 yards in 12 games and rushing for 676.
We can officially declare that Vick’s NFL career has come full circle.