Thursday, August 13, 2009
Michael Vick signs with The Eagles
Michael Vick signed a 2-year deal with The Philadelphia Eagles just minutes ago. The 2 year deal with Vick will cost the Eagles 1.6 million dollars for the first year and then there's an "option" for the Eagles to keep him on a second year for an additional 5.2 million.
The "option" in the contract must be a safety net for the Eagles due to Vick's ghetto-like idiotic behavior off the field. "You can take the boy out the ghetto, but you can't take the ghetto out the boy", that's what the Eagles are thinking.
Vick will enter the Eagles roster as their back up quarterback behind the aging, playoff / superbowl-choking Donovan McNabb, and followed up on the roster for now with A.J. Feeley and Kevin Kolb. I would have to guess that the Eagles will release either Feeley or Kolb sometime within the next three weeks.
This is the second of two great off-season moves that the Eagles have made, the first of which was the signing of Missouri Tigers star wide receiver Jeremy Maclin.
Vick will not be eligible to play in regular season games until his official suspension from the league is lifted. Commissioner Goodell has stated that Vick would be fully reinstated by week 6 of the regular season.
Michael Vick was the number 1 draft pick of 2001, and at one time the highest paid player in the NFL until he was convicted of conspiracy and running a dog fighting operation in 2007. He has been in a Federal Penitentiary right here in Leavenworth, Kansas ever since.