Michael Vick signs one-year deal with Eagles

This Feb. 5, 2011, file photo shows Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick during an interview, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

March 2, 2011 11:56:26 AM PST
The Philadelphia Eagles announced Wednesday that quarterback Michael Vick signed a one-year contract.

Vick was designated as the team's franchise player on February 15. He signed the franchise tender Wednesday.

Under rules of the collective bargaining agreement that expires at midnight Thursday, a team must pay a franchise player the average of the top five salaries at his position. Vick would make an estimated $20 million under this tag.

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).

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.