Hey. Do you remember that Monday Night Football game where Michael Vick embarrassed the Redskins?
Ladies and gentlemen, time flies. You remember when you rang in the new year, don’t you? Well, take a look. The 4th of July will be here before you know it. We’re on the dawn of another Philadelphia Eagles training camp, and yes, believe it or not, Michael Vick, as of June 26th, is, officially, one year shy of being 40 years old.
So far, there’s no word on whether or not he can walk into the NFL right now and still be one of the fastest quarterbacks in the game. Believe it or not, it’s been over 18 years since the Atlanta Falcons made him the first-overall selection in the 2001 NFL draft.
He’s donned the jerseys of those Falcons, the New York Jets, the Pittsburgh Steelers, and, yes, the Philadelphia Eagles. Vick would never win a playoff game while in the ‘City of Brotherly Love’, but his name will be, forever, associated with some of the team’s most iconic moments between 2009 and 2013.
Look no further than Philly’s comeback and ‘Miracle at the New Meadowlands’ and the rampage he went on during 2010’s regular season.
‘7’ was at his absolute best in one contest that year, a 59-28 mauling of the divisional-rival Washington Redskins. There’s no way that one’s cloudy if you’re an Eagles fan, but just in case, here’s a reminder. Here’s a word of caution. This one still results in adrenaline rushes.
Clip courtesy of the NFL’s official YouTube channel
No, he never won a playoff game. Sure, most highlight reels of Vick include Vick running the football, but for one night, it felt like Michael Jordan put on an Eagles jersey.
For one night, it just felt like we were treated to how one guy can truly take over a field with 22 men on it. For one night, it felt like we were watching Randall Cunningham all over again.
Do us a favor and throw this one in the category of some of the most amazing Flashback Fridays ever. Over here at ITI, we’re going to do you one better. We’re going to get us a copy of Madden 20 and throw Vick on our ‘Ultimate Team’ rosters.