The first year of the deal is worth $1.5 million with an option for the second year at $5.2 million. Not surprisingly there is no guaranteed money.
So what does this all mean?
Can Vick really make the Eagles more dangerous?
Are the Eagles now a bigger threat in the division?
Are they the team to beat in the NFC?
Don't start getting worried just yet. The power rankings are safe...for now.
I personally believe Vick can still be a great NFL player. Also, I truly believe his debt to society has been paid and I believed his apology in the press conference that took place earlier today. He did not get off easy, his fame did not help him. But he has worked hard and he deserves a chance to show he has changed.
It may even be possible that within the next two years we will be talking about how he legitimized the wild cat offense. He has the potential to mainstream the system in the NFL.
But for now we will just have to wait. Remember folks, we do not even know where his playing ability is currently. He still has yet to work out with a team, let alone the media.
Vick will have plenty of time to shake off the rust while serving his six-game suspension...meaning he won't even make an impact for nearly half the year. By the time Vick is available the Eagles will either have a rhythm and won't want to use him or they will be plummeting and will be forced to use him.
It's pretty much a lose-lose situation for Michael.
I do think eventually teams will need to once again game plan around Vick, and the Eagles want to be there when it happens. The Eagles are a fine organization and may do a great job establishing him back into the NFL, I just question the choice in cities on Vick's part.
If he had as many offers as his agent claim (which may not be true), then it might have been in his best interest to go where trouble doesn't brew every time the sun goes down.
Overall the Giants need not worry, they are still the powerhouse of the NFC and maybe the NFL. Vick may be an asset to the Eagles down the road, but he won't make a splash this season. The unfortunate fact of the matter is the G-Men will have to see him twice this year.
Welcome back to the NFL, Michael, hope your ready for it...
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