The Philadelphia Eagles today announced they have signed QB Michael Vick to a one-year contract. Vick had been designated as the team’s franchise player on February 15, giving them exclusive negotiating rights with him. Vick will receive at least $16 million for the 2011 season, the average of the Top 5 QB salaries in the league.
“Proud to be an Eagle!” Vick commented. His third season as an Eagle will be significantly different than his first two as his salary increases along with his responsibility as a team and community leader. Three years ago, Vick was a guest of the federal penal system in Leavenworth, KS. Now he is the toast of Philadelphia.
Vick enjoyed his finest season as pro in 2010 with career highs in QB rating (100.2), completion % (62.6), and passing yards (3,018) while becoming just the second player in league history to throw for over 3,000 yards, rush for over 500 yards and accrue a better-than 100 QB rating in one season, joining Steve Young (1992). Vick earned a starting spot on the NFC Pro Bowl squad while garnering NFL Comeback player of the year honors.
RELATED ARTICLE: To Franchise or Not to Franchise? http://prosportsblogging.com/nfl-football/to-franchise-or-not-to-franchise/
About the Author
Written by Christopher Rowe
Contributing writer Comcast Sports, NY Times contributing stringer 1996-2000, Contributing writer Yahoo Sports (2001 World Series). Contributing writer Newsday Long Island (1992-1994, Jets Training Camp) and Newak Star Ledger. Freelance Copywriter, Editor/Founder Atlantic Times Weekly (1993-2003) fantasy football magazine, produced screenwriter and general humorist. Hofstra University grad, Marist College honorary alum, Salesian; Purveyor of the Value and Valor of Philadelphia Eagles 1960 NFL Championship; Adrent believer that Eagles could have won Super Bowl XV...and Super Bowl XXXIX...plus modern decade of Eagles 5 NFC Championships... Believer in the Broad Street Bullies and the 1983 Sixers... Witness to Philadelphia Phillies World Series championships 1980 & 2008, Suffered Phillies first pro sports team to reach 10,000 losses,witnessed "1980 Cardiac Kids," 1983 "Wheeze Kids," 1993 "Macho Row" and many, many, many not-so-memorable seasons in-between... until the Philadelphia Baseball Renaissance of 21st Century, Five NL East division titles 2007-2011, 3 NLCS appearances 2008-2010, 2 consecutive World Series berths 2008 & 2009. 2008 World Champions of baseball [miss ya Harry and Richie]; "collector" of MLB ballparks (42 stadiums including 15 which are gone); Fantasy Football & Baseball player since 1992. Always a sports fan... Tenui Nec Dimittam Contact me firstname.lastname@example.org