Philadelphia Eagles Quarterback Michael Vick Faces Off Against RG3 for First Time

By Ryan Wenzell
Phil Sears-USA TODAY Sports

The match up of two of the greatest athletes the position of quarterback has ever seen has never happened before. But this week that changes as Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick squares off against RG3, and for spectators and fans of the sport it should be a treat.

Both quarterbacks are true dual threats possessing the athletic ability to beat a defense with their arms or their legs. In many ways Griffin III patterns his game after Vick. In recent seasons with the read option being a huge trend around the league more and more teams are targeting mobile quarterbacks in the draft.

There has been a wave of them over the past few seasons between Griffin III, Cam Newton, Russell Wilson, and Colin Kaepernick. Vick was one of the innovators of a true dual threat quarterback, and what a weapon that is to an opposing defense. He is still the only quarterback in league history to have run for over 1,000 yards, although with the influx of young running signal callers that record is bound to be broken.

Vick vs Griffin III. Two explosive athletes in what should be a back and forth game bound to be a high scoring affair. Vick is the veteran, the old timer of sorts. He will be passing the mantle to the young quarterbacks of the new generation, many of whom patterned their games after Vick himself. We are sure to see fireworks in a game that should feature many big plays in the passing and running game for two explosive offenses. Tune in Monday night, folks. This is bound to be a classic.

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