It wasn’t long ago that we found ourselves wondering if Michael Vick would be able to resurrect his career after filling in for the injured Kevin Kolb. Andy Reid went and answered that question for us when he named Vick the starter even after Kolb had been cleared to play. Unless you’re one of the people who is strongly opposed to seeing Vick succeed because of his dog fighting days, he’s done nothing to disappoint.
Not only is Vick playing well enough to deserve a permanent starting job, he’s one of the best quarterbacks in the league at the moment. Through less than three games, he’s thrown for 750 yards and 6 touchdowns. He has yet to throw an interception and has had a passer rating of above 100.0 in each game. Not bad for a guy who is better known for his legs.
That doesn’t mean Vick has lost his play-making ability on the ground, either. He’s rushed for 170 yards in 2+ games and has one rushing touchdown on the year. Like him, love him, or hate him, No. 7 is playing out of his mind. The stats he’s compiled make him look more like Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, and Drew Brees than some sophomore’s backup. Oh yeah, and Philadelphia rolled on the Jags today, 28-3.
The Eagles are sitting at 2-1 while their NFC East counterparts have all struggled to get to 1-2. With Michael Vick looking like he’s never left the league, Andy Reid and the Eagles must be feeling pretty good about their chances to win the division.