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Wow. Vick got PAID

Discussion in 'OFF TOPIC' started by -X-, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. -X- Not into the whole brevity thing.

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    @AdamSchefter:
    The guaranteed money on Michael Vick's brand-spanking-new, 6-year, $100 million contract is about $40 million.

    @JasonLaCanfora
    Mike Vick and Eagles agree to 6yr, $100M contract tonight. Deal is not backloaded with filler - legit chance to earn $16.7M/year

    @JasonLaCanfora
    Vick also becomes the rare NFL player to secure two $100M contracts in his career. Still owes money to creditors but this will surely help
     
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  2. Memento Ser Memento (alias, The Winged Knight).

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    He didn't deserve either one of those contracts. Honestly, they're going to give him all that money based on one year? How the hell are they going to stay under the cap?

    Oh well. Hopefully, they won't have enough money to pay Maclin when his contract runs out. Then he'll go to his hometown team.
     
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  3. libertadrocks Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I couldnt believe those numbers when I first saw them either. Wow.

    When he loses his speed and elusiveness, he wont be a top 15 QB. The K ends when he is 36 years old and Id be surprised if he is still a starting caliber QB.
     
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  4. JdashSTL Well-Known Member

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    With his injury history and age why in the world would it be a 6 year deal? And why not wait till some point in the regular season to see if he improved from last season? Also think this will pee pee off Desean Jackson cuz he still wants a new deal.
     
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  5. bluecoconuts Well-Known Member

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    There's no way he plays for another 6 years. I'm giving him 2-3 years at most as a starter, after that he's going to be a backup caliber player. But they have to start him with that contract.
     
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  6. superfan24 Active Member

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    Disaster waiting to happen for the eagles in at least a couple years
     
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  7. ramsince62 Well-Known Member

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    I see that delusion is alive and well in Philly. Unfortunately the NFL or more specifically Eagle ownership reflects once again the disconnect between the sports elite (even felons) and the public at large. Money like this is obscene in today's economy, especially considering this individuals history and future potential.

    At some point, I don't know exactly when, the John Q public is going to rebel against such displays of reckless and irresponsible spending, all borne of course by the the fan (in one way or the other). For me, it's not so much about the gross amount, but the 40 million guarantee. :boing: :sick: :grr:
     
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  8. Angry Ram aka Captain RAmerica aka the OG Rammer

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    He's not even a top 15 QB now! He had one insane game against the worst D in the league (Redskins) and all of a sudden he's an all time great!

    Here's who I would take BEFORE Vick (in no real order)

    Bradford
    Ryan
    Stafford
    P. Manning
    Brady
    Schaub
    Freeman
    Rivers
    Hasselbeck
    Rodgers
    Romo
    Brees
    Roethlisberger
    E. Manning
    Cutler

    Hell, I'd try to coax Kurt Warner out of retirement before considering Vick.

    Yeah he's made huge progress @ QB since jail and is a crazy athlete, but still just a RB playin QB.
     
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