HOT TAKE ALERT! Michael Vick needs to be signed by the Vikings, and it needed to happen yesterday. Vick is the only man who can save their season, and replace Teddy. Vick has expressed his desire to play one last season in the NFL, and what better way to do it than with a strong, young Minnesota team, with rising stars at the WR position, and the greatest ever, APAD running the ball like a madman, taking the pressure off Mike.
Michael Vick is hands down one of the most polarizing, and incredible athletes the NFL has ever seen. His arm strength, his speed, his lack of regard for his body, doing anything and everything to win football games, have all helped shape one of the greatest left-handed QB's in NFL history, and the greatest dual-threat QB ever. He did it better than Cunningham, he set the standard for Cam, and there will forever only be one Michael Vick. His arm strength could make you stop and say did I just see what I think I saw? Throwing the ball 70+ yards with absolute ease. Or his runs to the outside where he left a trail of falling defenders in his wake, with the patented pylon diving touchdown.
Mike Vick is 36 years old, with a long history of injuries, but I truly believe, he has one more solid NFL season in him, and I know for a fact he will be picked up at some point this season, and will see time on the field, it is just a matter of how much and how often. I think he would bring some life and spark to the Vikings and there is a good chance after week 1 or 2, even if Minnesota doesn't sign him now, he will be picked up by them as Shaun Hill struggles. Vick can still ball, and I think the Vikings give him a real opportunity to win games. Vick has turned himself into more of a game manager in his later years, stepping in successfully for Big Ben last season, as we saw a much more contained and controlled Vick, who did a better job of reading blitzes, staying in the pocket, and making the smart passes. His intangible skills have never been denied or questioned, he has simply at times, tried to do much more than he could, always looking for the homerun, either with a flick of his left wrist, or with his 4.33 40-time speed.
Whether we see him in pad's again this season is not up to me, but in the meantime, I will now be watching MV7 highlights for the rest of the day.
PS - I highly suggest all of you watch this documentary on Vick, that Bleacher Report did this summer, he has come a long way