In some ways, the careers of quarterbacks Dak Prescott and Michael Vick could hardly be more different. Today, the NFL world decided it is time to match the careers of the 2.
A tweet has been going viral this afternoon stating (seemingly as fact) that Prescott is already a greater quarterback than Vick. And in some ways in which is true.
Through six seasons, Prescott has a significantly higher completion percentage, more completions in fewer attempts and more touchdown passes than Vick has. Vick had half as many touchdowns and more interceptions through his first six seasons.
But NFL fans consider almost universally that Vick was the higher quarterback. Going to Twitter you will be hard-pressed to seek out anyone showing support for Prescott over Vick.
It’s no big secret that Michael Vick was removed from a elegant passer as a member of the Atlanta Falcons. But that did not stop him from leading the Falcons to the playoffs twice and making the Pro Bowl thrice in his first six seasons.
And when Vick became the starter for the Philadelphia Eagles in 2010, he turned the Eagles offense right into a juggernaut. It’s no surprise then that NFL fans are convinced that Vick would have done more with what Dak Prescott currently has.
Vick was a trailblazer as a mobile quarterback, setting tons of records during his 13-year profession. He stays a controversial figure for his off-the-field behavior though, and a bust in Canton looks as if a pipe dream.
But this might still be a matter price revisiting in a number of years.