Michael Vick is nearly done paying off a debt of $20 million, adding more incentive to play enough to earn a huge contract after this season.
Phil Sheridan of ESPN reports the numbers on Vick, who originally had a five-year, $80 million contract after early success with the Eagles.
…[A]fter two down seasons and with a large roster bonus due to him, Vick agreed to a restructured one-year deal in February. He will make $7 million, including a $3 million signing bonus, with the chance to make up to $1.5 million more in bonuses tied to playing time.
According to the report, even with the desire to get a huge contract, at least close to what he got in 2011, Vick told the Virginian-Pilot that he isn’t worried “about his future.”
Vick’s return to the NFL has helped him pay off all the debt collected after filing for bankruptcy, and as always he remains humble in his fortunate opportunity.
“I had obligations and responsibilities that I had to take care of,” Vick told the paper. “Through the success I’ve had over the last four years, I could take care of those issues. It was one of my goals.”