Michael Vick probably will never find himself in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, but his impact on the NFL is unmistakable.
Now that Vick has officially retired according to SI.com’s Jonathan Jones, it’s time to put Vick’s career in perspective. The problem is, that’s not an easy thing to do. There aren’t many players whose careers included such exhilarating highs and unfathomable lows.
Even as dual-threat quarterbacks have become common, especially on the college level, nobody has ever matched Vick’s combination of sheer speed and incredible arm strength. He could throw the ball halfway down the field with a simple flick of his left wrist. There aren’t many NFL games in which the person who can throw it the furthest and run the fastest are the same person, but that was the case in most games Vick played. There has never been another player like Vick. It might be a long time before there’s another.Read More »from Michael Vick, one of the most intriguing figures in NFL history, says he is retired