Michael Vick to St. Louis Rams: Better Than Ever

Boris GodzinevskiCorrespondent IIDecember 14, 2009

ATLANTA - DECEMBER 06:  Michael Vick #7 of the Philadelphia Eagles rushes upfield against the Atlanta Falcons at Georgia Dome on December 6, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Several months ago, I urged Rams Nation to consider Michael Vick as the starting quarterback for the franchise.

Yes, he'll be 30 in 2010, but in the NFL today, a 30-year-old quarterback potentially has a decade ahead of him.

No, he's not a pocket passer like Kurt Warner and Marc Bulger, but he's a winner, and we know Bulger isn't.

The 2010 NFL Draft is shaping up to have QBs galore, and with several teams looking to draft one in the first round, the Rams have a great chance to trade down a top pick and improve either their offensive or defensive lines.

Vick would also add a two-headed monster in the rushing attack, and his arm strength is still undeniable and could prove useful. As we know, our recent QBs have been Pennington-like in the long-range department.

More importantly, Vick could bring much needed attention to St. Louis, as the Rams are becoming more and more a visible joke and less like an NFL team.

What are the alternatives? Use our high draft pick to select Bradford, Tebow, or another QB. But is it worth it to put the tag on a rookie?

Seattle and San Francisco, coincidentally both division rivals, have two first round picks to offer. It could well be possible for the Rams to trade down a higher pick for two lower first-rounders and still select a quarterback.

The bottom line, however, is to have a veteran already in, and Vick could provide that. After all, the only other talented free agent quarterback is Jeff Garcia, and he'll be 40 in 2010.