A few weeks ago, Arizona Cardinal Larry Fitzgerald inked in the remainder of his career, 8 years for $120 million. Wow. That makes Eli manning, Philip Rivers, and Albert Haynesworth scratch some heads.
But what beats that? By one-and-two-thirds million dollars a year, Michael Vick yesterday signed with the Eagles, $100 million for only 6 years. Unfortunately I believe he only has 2-3 years left of Vick-style football, as his age wears on.
However, this completes Vick’s rehabilitation into professional football after he spent 18 months in prison following his 2007 conviction on dog-fighting charges. The re-signing will be formally announced at a press conference on Tuesday. “I’m very happy we were able to reach an agreement with Michael on this long-term contract,” the Eagles coach, Andy Reid, said. “It’s a product of all the hard work Michael has done to better himself over the last couple of years, both on and off the field.”
The 31-year-old returned to the NFL in 2009 when he joined the Eagles as a back-up quarterback. An injury to Kevin Kolb last season opened the door for Vick and the electrifying runner and passer threw for 3,018 yards and 21 touchdowns to go with nine rushing touchdowns as he reached his fourth career Pro Bowl. His play-making ability is one of the main reasons the Eagles are among the pre-season favourites to reach the Super Bowl.