Michael Vick and the Unease Of Redemption: The Eagles’ Unknowable Future

October 3, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

In the last four NFL seasons, no single player has meandered along a more turbulent and surprising career arc than Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick. 
During that time, he has by turns been a three-time Pro Bowler, a dual offensive threat for the Atlanta Falcons, the manager of a covert and illegal dog-fighting ring, and a convicted felon and prisoner.
He has been granted a ten-year, $130 million contract, forced into bankruptcy, cut from his former football team, forced to do PSA’s on behalf of PETA and other animal rights organizations, the subject of a self-titled documentary project about his redemption, and a third-string quarterback earning the league minimum for a veteran.
More recently, Michael Vick has returned to starter status in Philadelphia, overawing commentators and football fans alike with his undiminished quickness and surprisingly elevated passing game. 
Vick, a man who few thought deserved a second chance after his convi...

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