The Atlanta Falcons released quarterback Michael Vick today. With all of the talk today on sports radio about Vick’s NFL possibilities, I have to ask myself. Are we all talking about the same Michael Vick?
First and foremost, I just want to say that I do believe that Vick has paid his debt to society. My opinions are in no way reflective on the fact he was convicted for acts of animal cruelty beyond comprehension.
I continue to laugh at these so-called analysts who are talking all day about Vick’s NFL playing possibilities. I have heard him described as everything from exciting to a great quarterback. If I hear someone say that Michael Vick deserves to play in the NFL one more time I am going to throw something at my beautiful television in high definition.
People seem to have a very revisionist way of looking back at Michael Vick’s NFL career. Let’s take a look at the cold hard facts about Michael Vick NFL quarterback. Beyond one great season, the guy was a horrendous NFL quarterback and anyone who says different need to have their bromance with Vick exposed.
Michael Vick had two winning seasons! Sure, his 2004 season was great and he went to the NFC title game. What about all of his other losing seasons? Vick had more losing seasons than winning seasons, yet that seems to be conveniently forgotten.
The numbers don’t lie. Vick’s career passing percentage is 53.8%. 53.8%! To put this into perspective, David Carr’s career passing percentage is 59.7% Ryan Leaf had a 48.4% completion rate. Vick was slightly better than some of the biggest NFL busts. For these guys at ESPN to suggest anything different is a complete and utter disgrace.
I would argue that even without the legal troubles, Michael Vick would have been a backup at best going into the 2009-2010 season. Sure, I could see someone using him sporadically in the Wildcat. However, there isn’t an NFL coach with a brain that would put this guy behind center for every offensive snap of the game.
Vick joins a list of NFL free agents that include J.P. Losman, Trent Green, Gus Frerotte, and arguably Brett Favre. I would take any of those guys over Vick in a heartbeat as a backup. Michael Vick sucks as a quarterback and for these analysts to say any different is a flat out disgrace.
The running theme among these journalists and analysts is that Michael Vick deserves to play in the NFL. Does he really? Since when was it a given right for him to play in the NFL? I would have no problem with Michael Vick playing for my team if he was good. But to say that he deserves to play in the NFL is just outright delusional.
So welcome to the garbage heap Michael Vick. I can’t imagine anyone in the NFL giving Vick an NFL job. I am not naïve enough to think he won’t get an opportunity. Yet, I can’t see him winning a backup or starting position on any team.
Let’s call a spade a spade here when it comes to Michael Vick. He was a horrible NFL quarterback. There is only one option that I can even fathom and boy, would it be a far fall from grace for Michael Vick.
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