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Vick Is My MVP

It’s amazing to think that a year ago, no one wanted to wear a Michael Vick jersey – but now he could win the NFL MVP Award.

Not only that, but he’s currently the leading vote-getter in the NFL Pro Bowl voting.  Yes, Vick is ahead of Brady and Peyton Manning – two of the NFL’s poster boys.  So what makes Vick my MVP?  It’s quite simple.  He just has “it.”
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His numbers this year are pretty astonishing.  He’s tied career highs with 20 passing touchdowns and eight rushing touchdowns.  He’s had 11 starts this season and has a passer rating better than 90 in 10 of them.

Tom Brady might have better stats and more starts but I would argue that Vick has had a bigger impact on his team. The Eagles’ have that swagger and attitude and that’s a direct reflection of Vick. The players in the locker room think they can win every time they step on the field - because of #7.

Vick has become the most dynamic player in the NFL.  He’s become must-see TV.  I can’t take my eyes off of him when he’s in the game.  You never know what he’s going to do.  He’s as fast as any RB in the league and has a better arm than nearly every QB in the NFL.  He’s just as dangerous as a running as he is in passing.  How many times has Vick done something and you’ve thought to yourself, “How did he do that?”  I don’t get those feelings while watching Brady.

Say what you want about Vick, the fact that this guy hit rock bottom and was in federal prison for 2 years makes this story even more unreal.  I never thought he’d come back and make this much of an impact.  I thought he was going to be a decent starting QB but this good? No way!!

He’s completely changed the way he’s played.  He makes good decisions and doesn’t just automatically run the ball when nothing’s there!!  I guess when you’re in Federal prison where just taking a shower in peace becomes a difficult task, being chased around the field by Justin Tuck isn’t such a big deal.  There has to be a human element in the voting. Football isn’t just about stats, but it’s about what he means to the team!

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