Michael Vick’s net worth in 2021
Michael Vick is known to have transformed the quarterback position due to his rushing abilities as he holds the quarterback career rushing record with 6109 yards. For this one, let’s dive into Michael Vick’s net worth in 2021.
|Net Worth||$16 million|
|Sponsors||Nike, EA Sports, Coca-Cola, Powerade, Kraft, Rawlings, Hasbro, AirTran|
Michael Vick’s Net Worth in 2021 (estimate): $16 Million
Michael Vick’s net worth in 2021 is $16 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
The 6ft quarterback hails from Newport News, Virginia. Michael Vick initially attended Homer L. Ferguson High School where he impressed many with his athletic prowess. Unfortunately, the school was closed in 1996 due to the Newport News Public Schools building modernization program.
In his sophomore year, Vick transferred to Warwick High School where he was a starter for three years. He passed for 4846 yards with 43 touchdowns and rushed for 1048 yards and 18 touchdowns. After graduating, Vick committed to play collegiate football for Virginia Tech.
Michael Vick was redshirted in his first year at Virginia Tech. In his sophomore year, rookie year in college football, Vick did not disappoint as he had a combined 20 touchdowns (12 passing, 8 rushing).
Vick led the NCAA in passing efficiency in his rookie year as he was named the Big East Rookie and Offensive Player of the Year. He was also a first-team All-American as well as a Heisman Trophy Finalist. Vick was also awarded the inaugural Archie Griffin Award, given to college football’s most valuable player of the season.
Vick played for another year of college football before declaring for the NFL Draft.
In the 2001 NFL Draft, Michael Vick was selected with the top overall pick by the Atlanta Falcons, the first African-American quarterback to be selected with the 1st overall pick. He signed a rookie contract with the Falcons worth $62 million for six years.
Despite having limited playing time in his rookie season, Vick played and started 15 games his 2nd year — missing one game due to injury. He set numerous single-game career highs during the season as he was named to his Pro Bowl by the end of the season.
Vick signed a nine-year $130 million contract extension with the Atlanta Falcons on December 23, 2004. He was named to back-to-back Pro Bowls in 2004 and 2005.
In 2007, Michael Vick was suspended after pleading guilty in his involvement in a dogfighting ring. The Atlanta Falcons then sent a letter to Vick demanding that he needs to reimburse the team $20 million of his $37 million signing bonus. He eventually had to reimburse a total of $19.97 million.
Vick was then eventually released by the Atlanta Falcons, making him a free agent. He then signed a two-year $6.8 million deal with the Philadelphia Eagles. He primarily played as a backup in his first year with the Eagles behind Donovan McNabb.
For the 2010 season, McNabb was traded to the Washington Football Team (formerly Washington Redskins) which helped Vick start 12 games. Due to his performance that year, Vick was named to his fourth Pro Bowl. He was also awarded the 2010 NFL Comeback Player of the Year as well as the Bert Bell Award.
Vick played with Philadelphia until the 2013 season before signing a one-year $4 million deal to join the New York Jets for the 2014 season.
The following season, Vick signed a one-year deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers to back up Ben Roethlisberger. This move caused a social media backlash from Steelers fans due to Vick’s arrest in 2007. Steelers owner Art Rooney II defended the move saying Vick has proven himself since being released from prison.
After his stint with the Steelers, Vick spent the whole of 2016 in the free agency pool, which prompted him to announce his retirement on June 12, 2017.
In his 13 years in the NFL, Michael Vick had $115,952,908 career earnings, according to Spotrac.
During his playing career, Vick had endorsement deals with big companies like Nike, EA Sports, Coca-Cola, Powerade, Kraft, Rawlings, Hasbro, and AirTran bagging him around $2 million annually. However, most of the deals fell through his arrest due to the dogfighting ring incident.
His first endorsement after being released from prison was with a company that produces football pads called Unequal Technologies. On July 1, 2011, Nike signed Michael Vick again as their athlete — marking the first time a sponsor brought back an athlete after dropping him.
In 2012, Michael Vick signed an endorsement deal with Modell’s to launch his own sports clothing line called “V7”. Parts of the proceeds were donated to the Boys and Girls Club of Philadelphia.
Michael Vick also founded two charities, The Vick Foundation and the Michael Vick Foundation. These foundations were aimed support at-risk youth with after-school programs. The Michael Vick Foundation also provided 100 backpacks to poor children in Newport News. Aside from that, Vick partnered with United way to donate $10,000 to the victims of the Virginia Tech Massacre.
Michael Vick also joined Shaquille O’Neal and Derek Jeter as the only athletes at that time to sign more than one $100+ million contract.
Despite all of the legal issues that surrounded his career, Michael Vick still proved himself to be a valuable asset on the field, which in turn got him paid big.
Knowing all of this information, were you surprised with Michael Vick’s net worth in 2021?