Michael Vick who just signed a 6-year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles worth $100 Million dollars it was reported by ESPN.
A league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter that Vick’s deal contains roughly $40 million guaranteed.
The Eagles designated Vick with their franchise player tag before the lockout and had until Sept. 20 to sign him to a multiyear contract.
Under the franchise tender, Vick was set to earn about $16 million this year. He once had a $130 million deal with the Atlanta Falcons that was the NFL’s richest before losing two seasons of his career while incarcerated for 18 months in a federal prison for dogfighting.
Though the Eagles didn’t have a chance to make news on the field, they made some more news off the field.
It has been revealed that President Obama called Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie to congratulate the team for giving quarterback Mike Vick a second chance after the football star was jailed for dog fighting. If he wasn’t having the best comeback season ever, he is now!
President Obama explained that a level playing field rarely exists for prisoners who have completed their sentences. Vick’s success gives all of them hope.