Quarterback Michael Dwayne Vick, who is currently suspended by the NFL and in jail, is a seven-year veteran who was drafted by and played for the Atlanta Falcons. Vick, who was the first pick overall in the 2001 NFL Draft, played his college ball at Virginia Tech.
The quarterback is a three-time Pro Bowler who presently has a career QB rating of 75.7. While playing for Atlanta, he became known more for his improvisational running than for his passing. While playing in the NFL, he passed for 71 touchdowns and ran for 21 more. His passing yards totaled 11,505 and his rushing yards stand at 3,859.
In six seasons with the Falcons, he played in 74 games. Vick is known for playing loose with the ball and has thrown 52 interceptions and fumbled 19 times. An undisciplined player, one moment he might scramble out of the pocket and pick up 30 yards and the next he’d throw a pick or drop the ball.
The quarterback, who stands six-foot-even and is 215 pounds, is known as being one of the best athletes in the NFL. He possesses a strong arm, great speed and tough competitiveness. His rushing and pocket instincts are some of the best in the game but his field vision and passing instincts are not up to par, which often make him a liability on the field. He has trouble seeing over defenders and his passing is streaky.
Vick is currently serving a 23-month sentence at the United States Penitentiary at Leavenworth, Kansas for criminal conspiracy and felonious dog fighting. He is also under indictment in Virginia for gambling and allowing his property to be used for dog fighting. He will not be tried on those charges, which carry a maximum sentence of 10 years, until he is released from federal prison. Michael Vick is the older brother of Marcus Vick—NFL quarterback and wide receiver who has had numerous run-ins with the law.