Michael Vick has truly come a long way! After serving 21 months in prison for his role in an illegal dog fighting ring, the 31 year-old quarterback has moved on and moved up in his NFL career. According to ESPN.com, the former Atlanta Falcon has just signed a new deal with the NFL that is worth 9 figures:
Vick and the Philadelphia Eagles agreed on a six-year contract on Monday that again makes the Pro Bowl quarterback one of the highest-paid players in the NFL. A league source told ESPN’s Andrew Brandt the deal is worth $100 million and a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter that it contains roughly $40 million guaranteed. [Source]
Back in 2005, Vick was the top earning player until he served time in federal prison and filed bankruptcy in 2008. Since his return to the NFL, he has earned Pro Bowl honors for the fourth time in his career, been named the starting quarterback for the NFC squad and was named the Associated Press and Sporting News Comeback Player of the Year, after leading the Eagles to the NFC East conference title last season. Who knew things would look up after his downfall? Congrats to Michael Vick!