Eagles Coach Andy Reid and Quarterback Michael Vick met the media Tuesday to announce the new $100 million deal reached by the team and the new face of the franchise.
While Michael Vick affixed a signature to his epic six-year $100 million contract extension Tuesday, the reaction from veteran Eagles teammates was nearly as compelling.
There is no gray area with Vick.
Speaking at a Tuesday press conference about his new, lucrative contract, Michael Vick said he was honoured to play for the Philadelphia Eagles and thanked numerous people who helped guide his career resurgence.
Vick also thanked Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie, Eagles general manager Howie Roseman and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.
Sitting next to Vick at the press conference, Reid said the Eagles were "very excited" to have their starting quarterback signed.
Vick, a four-time Pro Bowl selection, signed a one-year franchise tender contract in March, prior to the NFL lockout. Vick, 31, spent 19 months in prison after pleading guilty to federal charges stemming from a dogfighting operation. Kolb was traded to Arizona before camp and the Eagles signed former Titans QB Vince Young this summer as the backup for Vick.
As you are now no doubt aware, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick recently signed a six-year, $100 million contract extension. This is, of course, the second time that a team has valued Vick at at least $100 million; in 2004, Vick signed a 10-year, $130 million contract with the Atlanta Falcons. Vick's new contract with the Eagles guarantees him only $40 million, with the remainder of the money coming from incentives and playing benchmarks. Vick played only two years of his contract with the Falcons and ended up in bankruptcy court (a significant portion of his current contract will go towards paying off his debts). Last year with the Eagles, Vick played 11 games. ELEVEN! What do you think of Vick's new deal?