Michael Vick, Eagles Agree on $100-Million Deal
The partnership between the Philadelphia Eagles and Michael Vick will continue for at least six more years after the Pro-Bowl quarterback reportedly agreed to sign a $100-million contract extension deal with the reigning NFC East titleholders.
The deal comes after a 2010 season that saw Vick get his fourth Pro Bowl selection and the AP Comeback Player of the Year. Vick threw 21 touchdowns last season, the most in his career. Eagles coach Andy Reid said the deal was proof that Vick has successfully redeemed his career following his three year absence and 18-month incarceration due to a dog-fighting case. I’m very happy we were able to reach an agreement with Michael on this long-term contract,” Reid said according to ESPN. “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.”
Vick was made the No.1 overall pick in the 2001 draft by the Atlanta Falcons, who signed the quarterback to a 10-year $130-million contract extension in 2005. He was suspended by the NFL in 2007 after he was implicated in the so-called Bad Newz Kennels dog fighting investigation.