Michael Vick has been sensational on the football field this season as quarterback of the Philadelphia Eagles. Two weeks ago, he put on a phenomenal show against the Washington Redskins, setting a single game record by throwing for 333 yards, including four touchdowns, and rushing for 80 yards and two more touchdowns. The visiting Eagles routed the Redskins 59-28.
NFL analyst and former Eagle Quarterback Ron Jaworski called it, “the most remarkable performance I’ve ever seen on Monday night.”
However, the most remarkable part of the rise, fall and second rise of Michael Vick is what happened off the field. The Atlanta Falcons selected Vick as its top pick in 2001, the first Black quarterback to be the No. 1 overall pick in an NFL draft. Vick signed the largest contract ever for a rookie, $82 million for six years.