Holding the NFL records for most career rushing yards as well most rushing yards in a season for a quarterback is the former Atlanta Falcons and the Philadelphia Eagles player Michael Vick. Vick is also remembered for his involvement in a dog fighting ring for which he was indicted and had to spend 21 months in federal prison. The 38-year-old, however, managed to turn things and his image around for the better that led to him being named the NFL Comeback Player of the Season in 2010.
Having officially retired from professional football as a player in 2017, Michael VIck is currently the offensive coordinator of the Atlanta Legends of the AAF (Alliance of American Football) and has an estimated net worth of $15 million.
Michael Vick Salary
Vick is one of the few athletes to sign multiple $100 million contract. The first one, a 9-year $130 million deal signed in 2004 with the Atlanta Falcons fell into jeopardy after he was suspended without pay in 2007 by the NFL because of the felony charges imposed on him.
After making a successful return to the NFL with the Philadelphia Eagles, Vick signed a 6-year $100 million contract with $36 million guaranteed. In the final year of active participation in 2015, Vick made little over $1 million before spending 2016 as a free agent post which he officially retired as a player. He earned nearly $125 million throughout his playing career.
Michael Vick Endorsements
Vick lost a $2 million endorsement deal with Nike after he was issued with criminal charges. However, Nike signed him again in 2011, making him the only athlete resigned by Nike after being let go initially due to moral reasons. Besides Nike, Vick has also worked with the likes of MusclePharm and Unequal Technologies.
Michael Vick Charity Work
Vick helped in founding two charitable organizations, the Vick Foundation and the Michael Vick Foundation. While the former helped at-risk youth through after-school programs in Atlanta, the latter supported poor children in Newport News with an after-school program in addition to providing them with free backpacks.
After being released from federal prison in 2009, Vick came a full circle and volunteered for animal welfare. His most notable contribution is his work with the Humane Society to help stop dogfighting,
|Source of wealth||Professional NFL player (retired), Endorsements|
|Cumulative salary earnings||$124.8 million over 13 seasons|
|Endorsement earnings||$2 million in 2012*|
|Brands endorsed||Nike, MusclePharm, Unequal Technologies|
|Marital status||Married to Kijafa Vick|
|Charities supported||The Vick Foundation, The Michael Vick Foundation, Humane Society|
*Note: No reliable data for VIck's endorsement earnings post 2012 has been made available.
Updated on 25 February 2019