Why Michael Vick Had the Most Impressive Season Debut

September 14, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick had the most impressive season debut of any quarterback in the NFL Week 1. While he didn’t throw for an NFL record-tying seven touchdown passes (see Peyton Manning) or throw for 400-plus yards (see Colin Kaepernick). What Vick did was even more impressive.
This offseason, Vick restructured his contract and is on the books for upwards of $10 million in 2013. But that alone didn’t secure his starting role. With new head coach Chip Kelly, the Eagles evaluated Vick, Nick Foles and rookie Matt Barkley to see who could run Kelly’s high-powered offense. 
As we saw in Week 1 against the Redskins, there is no question Vick is the right man for the job. Vick finished the day 15-of-25 for 203 yards and two touchdowns while adding 54 rushing yards on nine rushes and a touchdown.
Vick’s impact on the game is huge. As a duel-threat QB, the defense is forced to either play zone or place a QB spy on Vick while in ...

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