If it weren’t for Tom Brady, Vick would have been the MVP of the NFL last season. His performances for the Eagles have engrossed audiences around the world.
His story is one that would be more likely to be seen in a Hollywood movie script rather than one in real life. Vick has transformed himself from one of the NFL’s bad boys to the elite of quarterbacks in the NFL just over a year after being released from federal prison after serving a two-year sentence for dog-fighting.
Vick wasn’t even supposed to be the starter last season. Eagles coach Andy Reid named Kevin Kolb as the starter, but after Kolb suffered a concussion in Week 1 against the Packers, Vick came in and never looked back. It wasn’t all bad for Kolb who now throws to Larry Fitzgerald.
Vick's resurgence with the Eagles has turned him into the most exciting player in the NFL without a doubt. If you saw the Eagles vs Giants “Miracle at the Meadowlands Part Two” last season, you would know that no game is ever over when Michael Vick plays quarterback.
In his Week 10 matchup against the Washington Redskins, Vick delivered one of the all-time great quarterback performances ever seen, throwing for 333 yards and four TDs and rushing for 80 yards and two TDs in front of a worldwide TV audience.
His overall play and unpredictability in the run/pass game are what make him so exciting to watch and give him the No. 1 rank as the most exciting athlete in professional sports.