Supreme Reaction knows there are fans waiting and praying for these contracts to be signed sealed and delivered so there teams can focus on next years quest for the Super Bowl . There are about to be some crazy long term deals for Vick and Manning though please believe.
PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia Eagles have placed the franchise tag on Pro Bowl quarterback Michael Vick.
Vick led the Eagles to a 10-6 record and the NFC East title after replacing an injured Kevin Kolb in Week 1. Despite missing three games with an injury, Vick had his best season. He set career highs in yards passing (3,018), touchdowns passing (21), touchdowns rushing (9), completion percentage (62.6) and passer rating(100.2).
The team’s website reported Tuesday that the Eagles used the exclusive franchise tag on Vick, meaning he can’t negotiate with any other team. By applying the franchise tag, a team must pay a player the average of the top five salaries at his position.
Vick was voted The Associated Press Comeback Player of the Year after missing two seasons while serving a jail sentence and playing sparingly in 2009.
INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Colts are keeping Peyton Manning — no matter what it costs.
Manning, the only four-time MVP in league history, has been given the exclusive franchise tag, a move that could cost the Colts $23 million next season. Team owner Jim Irsay announced the decision Tuesday night on Twitter.
“We have placed the franchise tag on Peyton while we continue to negotiate a long term deal,” Irsay wrote.
The move is hardly a surprise.
Last year, Irsay promised to make Manning the NFL’s highest-paid player. He has reiterated that position many times since then with one caveat — if the Colts couldn’t reach a new deal with Manning before free agency started they would use the franchise tag.
The Colts did the same thing in 2004 before eventually agreeing to a seven-year, $98 million deal. The Colts then pulled the tag.
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Also receiving franchise tags — all believed to be non-exclusive — were: San Diego wide receiver Vincent Jackson, Baltimore defensive tackle Halati Ngota, New York Jets linebacker David Harris and New England offensive lineman Logan Mankins