Michael Vick Returning at Perfect Time

Bennett KaplanCorrespondent IJune 8, 2009

Sussex, VA - NOVEMBER 25:  Suspended Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick (R) leaves Surry County Circuit Court after entering a guilty plea on two felony counts connected to dog fighting on November 25, 2008 in Sussex, Virginia. Under a plea agreement, Vick, who is currently serving a term in prison for federal dog fighting charges, will serve one-year of probation for the state charges. He is scheduled to be released on July of 2009.  (Photo by Geoff Burke/Getty Images)

 

Former Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick has been through a lot in the past year. He was arrested for his involvement in a dog fighting ring, and sentenced to prison. Before his arrest, Vick was the highest paid player in the NFL, and arguably one of the most athletic at the quarterback position.

Before his return, Vick will be working as an employee at a construction business making $10 an hour. After that, he needs the okay from NFL commissioner Rodger Goodell, who has said that Vick will have to show true remorse for his actions in order to be reinstated to the league.

If, in fact, everything falls in place, and Vick returns to the league, he is coming back at the perfect time. Why, you ask? The reason is because of the popularity of the wildcat offense.

The Wildcat offense, as popularized by the Miami Dolphins last season, involves many option plays and running back direct snaps.

Vick would be perfect for this offense considering his speed and ridiculous athletic ability. Any team looking for an edge has already tried a variation of the wildcat in an attempt to repeat the Dolphins. Vick would be able to come in and provide speed at the position, as well as a bullet of an arm out of the pocket.

What would make Vick so dangerous in this offense is he would be able to run many options because he has the ability to take the ball and run himself, and even play wide receiver on certain plays when the running back takes direct snaps.

Whatever team Michael Vick goes to, they will have to consider adding a few plays from the wildcat offense into their playbook.