First Michael Vick is not thrilled about being a backup quarterback. Now we learn that he is a bit delusional too.
Maybe it would be best if he stopped talking entirely.
According to Mr. Vick, he was the first running quarterback, the guy that changed the game.
“I was the guy who started it all,” the New York Jets quarterback told ESPN.com. “I revolutionized the game. I changed the way it was played in the NFL.”
Really, Michael? Are you sure?
Yes, Michael Vick does have the record for quarterback rushing yards with 5,857. Yes, Vick, for a time, was the jersey every kid was wearing, and the player kids tried to model themselves after. Running style quarterbacks all tried to model themselves after Michael Vick.
But, to say that he was the first ever, couldn’t be more wrong.
Hey Michael, you were alive to see Randall Cunningham play. He didn’t have your numbers, but he did run for 4,928 yards. That’s a pretty high number before you ever saw the field, so I guess you didn’t “revolutionize” the game.
What about Steve Young? He ran for over 4,200 yards, which again doesn’t amount to Vick and his total, but proves it’s been done before.
Michael, wake up!
There would also be Fran Tarkenton. Vick was not alive to see him play, so we can’t get on him entirely. Well, yes we can, if you know about the game at all, you know who Fran Tarkenton is. He ran for over 3,500 yards from the quarterback position, all before Vick was born.
Was Michael Vick good at running the ball from the quarterback position? Sure, he has the record for being the best. Was he the first? No. Did he revolutionize the position? Absolutely not.
Earth to Michael Vick, come back to us. Come back to us, and stop talking. Especially when you have no idea what you are talking about.