Michael Vick: 7 YouTube Plays That Define His Career
Michael Vick has evolved into the NFL's most dynamic athlete ever.
Without a doubt, this one-of-a-kind athlete is in Philadelphia to stay and now hopes to deliver a Super Bowl. Vick is a different type of quarterback—this was obvious from his days at Virginia Tech. He's a mix of electric and enigmatic and has staked his claim in the game's elite this season.
Throughout his career, he's been deemed a "Human Highlight Reel." From Virginia Tech to Atlanta and now Philadelphia, Vick's game has been admired by football fans everywhere. The highlights haven't stopped coming yet and they promise to become more plentiful as times goes on.
Love him or hate him, he's exciting. That excitement continues to grace TV screens across the country, and watch this superstar continue to shine.
Now in his second chance, Vick has done and said all the right things. He's patiently awaiting his payday from the Philadelphia Eagles. Vick's already done more than enough to earn that.
Here are seven plays that have helped define No. 7's career.
Vintage Michael Vick
Philadelphia's unveiling of Michael Vick was impressive.
But in 2010, they allowed him to become ultra-creative with his playmaking ability and it has paid off. From the beginning of the season, it was clear that Vick was ready to launch once again.
The speed that had gotten him to the show in the first place was again on display.
Michael Vick Takes New Orleans to the Limit
Michael Vick made it all happen in Atlanta.
In "usual Vick fashion," he gashed the Saints in the Georgia Dome on a bootleg play. Vick was a master of such bootleg runs while in Atlanta. He has an uncanny ability to make plays happen with his feet and his arm.
This has carried over with him to Philadelphia and formed the game's deadliest offense.
Vick for the Win at the Carrier Dome
With Virginia Tech up by just one point in the closing minutes, Michael Vick erupted.
His game-clinching TD run against the Syracuse Orange was a statement of his college career. This is similar to his play against the Temple Owls at the Vet, as Vick takes a bootleg the distance.
It was from moments like these that the world learned just how special Vick was. Vick made countless plays like this in Atlanta as well and continues to steal the show.
Michael Vick Goes Head Over Heels in His First College Game
Here, in his very first collegiate game, Michael Vick foreshadows the type of athlete he will soon become.
James Madison was the first team to find out of Vick's "superhuman" nature on the football field. Don't allow Michael Vick to see daylight.
I repeat: DON'T allow Michael Vick to see daylight.
Vick Shows Off His Cannon Arm
Michael Vick aired this ball out about 50 yards (in the air) to Roddy White, torching the Dallas secondary. This game took center stage on the NFL Network and did not disappoint.
Vick showed his brilliance in one of the last times that the football world would see him for a few years.
Michael Vick to DeSean Jackson: This Is Becoming a Common Theme
On the game's first play, Michael Vick pulled this out of the playbook against the Redskins on Monday Night Football: an 88-yard bomb to DeSean Jackson that still has yet to land in Landover.
Jackson had been taunted by LaRon Landry prior to the game about his concussion. Well, it was Jackson who got the last laugh while scampering backwards into the end zone at Landry's expense.
The Eagles utilized their game plan to attack Landry's side on the opening play and worked it to a blowout win.
Michael Vick Breaks Ankles With This Stunning Overtime Run
This was a game-winning run in his rookie season and is perhaps his most famous play.
This amazing TD run in the Metrodome is still seen on NFL highlight packages even a decade later. This play helped put the Atlanta Falcons back on the map.