A few years ago when Michael Vick was ending is jail sentence for animal cruelty this could have been an option if he wanted to stay near the game of football, or something similar. However, Vick landed on his feet in the football world with the Philadelphia Eagles, and for the most part has had great success. But with new coach Chip Kelly at the helm, Vick’s status as the team’s starting quarterback is at limbo again. Vick will be in a three-way competition going into training camp with second-year quarterback Nick Foles and rookie Matt Barkley, the former Number 1 draft pick will be battling again and if things go sour…. you never know.
Here’s the newest edition of NFL to Rugby 7s.
Michael Vick (New Position: Fly-Half) At 6″, 200 lbs. Vick is a perfect fly-half. Vick has the running ability, decisiveness, a vision to be a great player on the pitch.
The Eagle’s quarterback is the most elusive quarterback in the NFL, yes an even better runner than Robert Griffin III, Cam Newton, and Russell Wilson. When Vick came into the league he was known as a run first quarterback with a great deep ball and it wasn’t until later in his career when he developed a more accurate arm. As a run first quarterback, Vick became electric and feared by many NFL defenders. This is something I believe could translate well onto the rugby pitch.
The fly-half needs to be the leader on the back line in rugby sevens and Vick has the leadership capabilities for that position. You could have questioned the man’s character five years ago, but not anymore. Michael Vick is a changed man and a true leader.
For those of you wondering about Vick’s kicking game… Yes he’s no Ryan Lindell or Adam Vinatieri, but some one as athletic and talented as Vick can learn on the run. Michael Vick would be a great ruby sevens fly-half.