my big brother – Mike Vick getz paid~ (as He should)
The National Football Post’s Andrew Brandt is reporting that Vick and the Eagles have agreed to a six-year, $100 million contract, and ESPN’s Adam Schefter writes that the deal includes about $40 million of guaranteed money.
His deal, if you look at it from an average salary per year aspect, is less than Manning (five years, $90 million, $54.5 million guaranteed), but it’s comparable to Brady (five years, $78.5 million, $48.5 million guaranteed).* At the very least, it’s in that same stratosphere.
Those are just numbers. They’re huge numbers. But they are just numbers nonetheless. What the contract extension represents is the near complete trip for Vick from outstanding physical talent to a player who didn’t work hard to improve that talent to dog killer to cautionary tale and now a redemption story.