National Football League superstar quarterback Michael Vick is now ready to continue his career with the Philadelphia Eagles after he recently signed a lucrative $100 million deal to remain with the team in the next six years. According to reports, Vick, who played last season for the Eagles will received $40 million guaranteed in his new contract for the team.
The Eagles management rewarded Vick with the rich deal after he guided the team to the NFC East title last year. The 2010 NFL season had been a great year for Vick since he was the starting quarterback in the Pro Bowl and was the AP Comeback Player of the Year. The superb performance of Vick the past year is a huge surprise since he had just got out of prison after he was sentenced to 18 months in jail for dogfighting charges.
Vick is very happy with his new deal with the Eagles and he vowed to give his 110 percent performance to bring them to victory in the next NFL season. Eagles coach Andy Reid for his part is also very happy with the decision of Vick to remain w ith the team since he is a vital part of their roster the past year. Reid said with Vick on the roster, he is confident his team will have a good year in the next NFL season.
It can be recalled that the past year, the 31-year-old superstar quarterback played sparingly for the team when he joined them in 2009. He was the third-string QB behind Donovan McNabb and Kevin Kolb but his effort and hard-work was finally rewarded when he took over the starting spot as quarterback for the team last year. Vick lead the Eagles to an impressive 8-3 record in 11 games as a starter in his first season playing full-time since 2006.
In his highly successful 2010 NFL season, Vick set career highs in yards passing (3,018), touchdowns passing (21), touchdowns rushing (9), completion percentage (62.6) and passer rating (100.2). He entered the NFL in 2001 as the No. 1 overall pick of the Atlanta Falcons.