After finishing 4-12 last season, the Philadelphia Eagles will be looking to bounce back in 2012, but if there’s any chance of that happening–they’re going to need Michael Vick to stay healthy and come up big for the offense. Vick’s been no stranger when it comes to dealing with injuries over the years and while many believe he’s far from the effective quarterback he used to be, it appears No. 7 still thinks he’s one of the best in the league.
In fact, if you ask Vick, he still strongly believes that he’s the fastest quarterback in the NFL–which would be an interesting debate heading into the 2013 season. A couple of years ago, this would have seemed like a no brainer, but when taking his age into consideration along with the fact that he hasn’t been nearly as effective makes this a debatable topic.
With other quarterbacks like Colin Kaepernick and Cam Newton capable of pulling off incredible runs, one would think Vick wouldn’t stand a chance considering these players would seem to have an advantage over the veteran due to age. However, keep in mind that this is the same Vick that recently beat out running back LeSean McCoy in a 40-yard dash–so he could end up being right.
Either way, the important factor for Vick should be focusing on staying healthy as that’s been the main problem over the last couple of seasons. If Philadelphia is going to have any chance of bouncing back, it could come down to the health of Vick–which means he’ll hopefully do so and have every opportunity in the world to prove that he still is the fastest quarterback in the league.
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