Will Eagles Franchise Tag Michael Vick Today?

Today is the first day teams are allowed to use the franchise tag on an impending free agent. For the Eagles, the obvious candidate is Michael Vick. He was the runner up for the MVP and seemed to establish himself as a franchise quarterback once again... but he did it for one year. In fact, it was even one full year. So do the Eagles go all in right now and re-sign Vick to a big, long term deal or do they franchise tag him and take another year to decide?

Plus, Vick's people are likely looking for a long term deal that pays him like he's been performing at his 2010 level for years. The Eagles would like to do a long term deal as well, but they're most likely looking to pay him like a guy with serious problems in his past that has had one great year. If they applied the franchise tag and he stayed clean and productive for another year... then they could re-visit the long term deal.

The franchise tag for a QB this season will be around $17 million, so not really a bad deal for Vick either way. Also, it's worth noting that even if the Eagles use the tag on Vick, it doesn't preclude a long term deal getting done. They could continue to negotiate a long term deal assuming he doesn't sign the tag, which he's not likely to do before the labor situation is worked out.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Bleeding Green Nation

You must be a member of Bleeding Green Nation to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bleeding Green Nation. You should read them.

Join Bleeding Green Nation

You must be a member of Bleeding Green Nation to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bleeding Green Nation. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker