Vick Signs With the Eagles
Posted on Aug 14, 2009
Disgraced quarterback Michael Vick, formerly of the Atlanta Falcons, has found a new job with the Philadelphia Eagles. It seems that the once-superstar athlete, jailed for two years for his involvement in a dog-fighting circuit, will be back in the NFL, much to the dismay of animal rights activists.
Michael Vick is back in the NFL. When he finally gets in a game, it might be at a new position.
Looking to add a new dimension to their offense, the Philadelphia Eagles gave the disgraced quarterback a one-year deal with an option for a second year. Vick wasn’t brought in to compete with five-time Pro Bowl quarterback Donovan McNabb for a starting job, but the two could end up on the field together.
The first year of the deal is for $1.6 million with the second-year option worth $5.2 million, sources told ESPN’s Chris Mortensen. Vick can also earn an additional $3 million in incentives over the two years of the contract, sources told ESPN.com’s Len Pasquarelli.
Vick arrived in Philadelphia on Tuesday morning and remained there Wednesday evening. The Eagles will hold a news conference on Friday morning to announce his signing.
Vick can use the job. He filed for bankruptcy protection a year ago, listing assets of about $16 million and debts of more than $20 million.