Michael Vick

Michael Vick Signs Six-Year, $100 Million Deal

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The comeback of Michael Vick is nearly complete.

Just a few years removed from serving prison time, the 31-year-old Vick agreed to a six-year, $100 million contract with the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday evening.

The deal includes $40 million guaranteed.

After replacing an injured Kevin Kolb during Philadelphia’s 2010 season opener versus Green Bay and nearly leading the Eagles to a come from behind victory, Vick’s fortunes dramatically changed.

Vick eventually supplanted Kolb as the full-time starter and put together an MVP-caliber regular season.

While this is a big moment in Vick’s NFL career, it’s not a total win.

According to USA Today, Vick owed creditors $20 million dollars as of November 2010 based off his bankruptcy plan. Thus, upon hearing the news of Vick’s contract, his creditors were probably cackling like Julia Roberts.

Nonetheless, Vick’s deal will pay him $16.7 million this season instead of the $16 million he was slated to make under the franchise tag.

Now, let’s hope his offensive line and their lack of pass protection doesn’t prevent him from playing out most of the contract.

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