Eagles To Place Franchise Tag On Michael Vick, Transition Tag On David Akers

It’s been rumored for the past month and today it will become official. Jason LaCanfora of NFL Network is reporting that the Eagles reportedly will place the franchise tag on Michael Vick today, all but guaranteeing the Pro Bowl QB will be back in Eagles green next season. In 12 appearances last season Vick set career highs in passing TDs, rushing TDs, passing yards, completion percentage and QB rating. He started for the NFC in the Pro Bowl, was runner-up to Tom Brady in the MVP voting, and won the NFL’s comeback player of the year award.

Last year, the exclusive franchise tag for a QB costs teams about $16.4 million for a year. The team could still opt to work out a long term deal with Vick, but like everything contract related this offseason that will have to wait until the new CBA is done.

In addition, the Eagles will also reportedly place the transition tag on David Akers which would give them right of first refusal on any offer sheet the kicker might sign this offseason. Unlike the franchise tag however, the Eagles would receive no compensation should they decide to decline to match an offer for Akers. The tag guarantees Akers the average of the top 10 salaries for players at his position next year, which is probably no less than they’d be paying him anyway…

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

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,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Philly

You must be a member of SB Nation Philly to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Philly. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Philly

You must be a member of SB Nation Philly to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Philly. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

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.