Michael Vick: MVP?

Record-setting win leaves everyone gushing
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 16, 2010 1:40 PM CST
Michael Vick: MVP?
Michael Vick celebrates throwing a touchdown pass against the Washington Redskins Nov. 15.   (AP Photo/Gail Burton)

Michael Vick eviscerated the Washington Redskins last night, throwing for 333 yards and four touchdowns, and running for another 80 yards and two more touchdowns, an unprecedented, record-breaking accomplishment. “He’s got my MVP vote,” Washington linebacker London Fletcher told the Washington Post after the game. Is the ex-con really that good? Here’s what people are saying:

  • “It was one of the best single performances in league history,” gushes Matt Mosley of ESPN. “When Vick is on his game, I’m not sure there’s a team in the NFC capable of beating the Eagles.”

  • Dexter Rogers at Bleacher Report takes the opportunity to mock the “experts” who doubted Vick two years ago, or told him to switch positions. Because after last night’s game, “How can anyone logically suggest Vick is not only the best quarterback in the NFL but the best football player?”
  • The “epic” game definitely vaulted Vick into the MVP discussion, writes Sean Gregory of Time, but hopefully it doesn’t make anyone forget his dark past. “Why should Vick’s skill as a football player determine how we judge him as a human?” he asks. “Too often, we ascribe the accomplishments, or failures, of athletes to their character as people.”
(More Michael Vick stories.)

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