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Thread: Vick signs $100M contact with Eagles... Are you happy for him?

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    Default Vick signs $100M contact with Eagles... Are you happy for him?

    So back in 2004 at the pinnacle of the first Michael Vick craze(pre-dog killing saga) Vick signed $130M, ten year deal. Unfortunately for the Falcons and all those abused and killed dogs, Vick turned out to have some issues with animal cruelty. He was caught and punished by serving time in jail, having his $130M contract voided and losing out on millions more in endorsement money. Fast forward to 2009. Donvan McNabb, who is a class act, pulled some strings and got Vick a gig as a 3rd string QB in Philly. Unfortunately for McNabb, Vick's play in practice impressed the Eagles to the point where they kicked their franchise QB to the curb and felt more than covered moving forward with Kolb and Vick. Then came the 2010 season. Kolb gets rocked early on in the season, is forced to miss some games and Vick goes on to pretty much dominate the league. The Eagles then put the franchise tag on Vick and only a season after dealing their franchise QB they turn around and dealed their envisioned franchise QB of the future (Kolb) to the Cards. That brings us to this:

    The National Football Post has learned that Michael Vick and the Philadelphia Eagles have agreed on a new six-year contract through 2016 for $100 million.

    Vick, who was carrying a Franchise tag Cap number of $16.2 million, will have his Cap number for 2011 reduced to $14.4 million.
    Source: NationalFootballPost.com

    Yahoo is reporting that there is "approximately $40 million guaranteed" on this new contact.

    Wow. From sensation, to most hated athlete in America to sensation yet again. Does he deserve this? Do you look at him now the same way as before the whole dog fighting fiasco? Has he fully redeemed himself? Are you happy for him?

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    I couldn't be happier for Vick to be honest.

    I was really disappointed after hearing about all the Dog fighting BS, but the man is an Elite level Athlete and an Elite level Football player.

    Michael Jackson was a great musician. Not a child Rapist.
    Tom Cruise is a great Actor. Not a Religious Freak.
    Tiger Woods is the GREATEST golfer of all time. Not a Sex Addict.
    Michael Jordan is the GREATEST Basketball player of all time. Not a Compulsive Gambler.
    Kobe Bryant is a Champion. Not a Rapist.
    And Michael Vick is one of the most Unique, Gifted QBs Football has ever seen. Not a Dog Killer.

    We pay to see them as professionals, and the best at what they do, do what they do best.
    If they just so happen to have hobbies that I don't approve of, well, I don't pay to admire them as Flawed Human Beings.
    I pay to admire them as Extraordinarily Gifted entertainers.
    "I just dunked. Got a little dunk. Thatís nice." Terrence Ross

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    Mike Vick is not the most gifted QB the league has even seen. Tell that to Brett Favre, John Elway, Joe Montana, Dan Marino, Steve Young, Peyton Manning, Tom Brady and Drew Brees. Hell, add in Aaron Rodgers while you're at it because as biased as I am on Rodgers, he has the numbers and the hardware to backup my claim.

    Being able to run really fast doesn't make you the most gifted QB of all time. If he makes it deep into the playoffs he's going to have to beat teams with his arm.

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    Quote Apollo wrote: View Post
    Mike Vick is not the most gifted QB the league has even seen. Tell that to Brett Favre, John Elway, Joe Montana, Dan Marino, Steve Young, Peyton Manning, Tom Brady and Drew Brees. Hell, add in Aaron Rodgers while you're at it because as biased as I am on Rodgers, he has the numbers and the hardware to backup my claim.

    Being able to run really fast doesn't make you the most gifted QB of all time. If he makes it deep into the playoffs he's going to have to beat teams with his arm.
    Unique was the key word in what I was saying about Vick.
    He is one of the most UNIQUE QB's to ever play the game. Just so happens dude is talented as f*ck.

    And I also said "One of" not "the".
    Relax Apollo haha
    Last edited by Joey; Tue Aug 30th, 2011 at 06:23 PM.
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    What? No Troy Aikman on that list?