Friday, March 21, 2014
How will you remember Michael Vick?
By Todd Archer
There was really no way Michael Vick would return to the Philadelphia Eagles in 2014, but it became official Friday when he signed a one-year, $5 million deal with the New York Jets.
He came to the Eagles in 2009 after spending 21 months in state prison for his involvement in dog fighting and rehabbed his image.
On the field Vick had some magical moments, but nothing was quite as good as it was in 2010 when he went 8-3 as the Eagles' starter and threw 21 touchdown passes and just six interceptions. He remained a deadly runner (nine touchdowns) but his decision-making was the best it had ever been. He was named to the Pro Bowl and was the Comeback Player of the Year.
But he could not recapture that 2010 form. Injuries slowed him down, including a hamstring injury that led to Nick Foles becoming Philadelphia's unquestioned starter as the Eagles won the NFC East in Chip Kelly's first year.
Vick had a 20-20 record with the Eagles. He had 56 touchdown passes and 33 interceptions. He had two 3,000-yard seasons.
Vick was good for Philadelphia, and Philadelphia was good for Vick.
How will you remember Vick's time with the Eagles?