Eagles’ quarterback Michael Vicked hopped on 97.5 The Fanatic with host Mike Missanelli Monday afternoon to discuss a variety of topics. One such topic was his ranking in the NFL Network’s Top 100 players of 2011. Vick was ranked as the 70th best player in the NFL on the list which the network says is based on a vote of current NFL players.
Confident in his abilities, Vick didn’t particularly like his ranking.
“It’s a joke. I won’t say where I need to be. I’ll let my peers and everybody else just decide on that. Maybe it was voted on by the peers, but I just disagree,” he said. “I know how good I am and what I bring to the table for my football team. The things that I can do on the football field sometimes can be uncanny, but I give a lot of credit to my coaches and the people around me.”
Vick is right. He’s good and what he brings a ton to the football field. But as for his ranking on the list, well, I’m not sure that’s a “joke.”
Tony Romo is rated 91st overall. Romo’s numbers compared very favorably to Vick’s in 2011–he was better in nearly every major passing category.
If Vick wants to climb up the list next offseason, he’ll need to stay on the field ,cut down on turnovers, and lead a loaded Eagles team to more than eight wins. Vick, for his part, seems intent on doing just that.
“They got me ranked 70. I think the thing right now to do is just go prove why I feel like I should be even higher,” Vick said. “So if that’s what they felt based on what happened last year, then I’ve got to deal with it. It’s motivation, so thank you, because they’ve motivated me to become a better player this year, so I’ll have that in the back of my mind as I go out and play this year .”
Vick should be plenty motivated to play well this season–his future with the Eagles likely depends on it.