Philadelphia Eagles: Why Michael Vick Is a Clear-Cut MVP Winner

December 23, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

What defines an MVP? The MVP is what its real title suggests—the most valuable player on the field.

As of right now, the two favorites for the MVP race are Tom Brady and Michael Vick. I will agree that Tom Brady is an outstanding quarterback. However, he's a product of the Patriots' offensive system. Bill Belichick and fellow coaches have an offense in place that allows Brady to thrive; the same is true for Michael Vick but not as extreme.

The difference, in this case, is that Vick is asked to do so much more than Brady. The Eagles don't have a million bubble screens or short plays with which they can utilize small, quick receivers. Danny Woodhead and Wes Welker are not, by any means, possession receivers. They are guys that take advantage of blocking to get down field.

The Eagles have a "west coast" offensive system that is pretty much a mixture of the Saints/Patriots offense. The Saints use an offense that is primarily passing and they stretch the fi...

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