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Michael Vick..A Eagle?

Posted: February 12, 2013 in Dedication, nfl, second chance

During the beginning of the NFL season, which started about a little more than a week ago; the huge topic of discussion seemed to be the future of Michael Vick. Vick, who started his professional career as a NFL quarterback as a Atlanta Falcon has overcome many obstacles that have been brought amongst him. He got caught fighting dogs and was convicted for killing many pitbulls, who had lost in a pitbull fight that would be setup by the NFL superstar himself and described it as a hobby for him and his entourage. However in the eyes of many other million Americans this is no hobby and in fact was very cruel and considered to be animal abuse.

After serving close to a two year sentence in prison Michael Vick wrote a book during his sentence and was trying to convince the NFL that he had become a different man. He realized that what he did was wrong, and that he had no words to describe his actions and seemed to be very disgusted of himself after noticing the amount of cruelty he had put on display towards the dogs. He wondered if he can get back into the NFL and get a starting position as a quarterback for a team. Sports fans around the world knew of his amazing and talented skill set that he brings to the table and any team would be considered a championship contender who would start him as quarterback.

Coach Andy Reid of the Philadelphia Eagles supported Michael Vick and knew about his troubled past. However he is also a man who belives in second chance oppurtunities. He offered Vick the position to come to the Eagle as start as the quarterback. His first year back was exceptional for someone who hasn’t played in two years. However they didn’t get very far in the journey of a superbowl. This offseason head coach Andy Reid left the Eagles and went to the Kansas City Chiefs being replaced by the collge coach Chip Kelly of the Oregon Ducks.

With the new coach Chip coming in the Eagles and changing up the system and how the offense would be run, it made sports fans around the world think if he would keep Michael Vick around. This morning it was announced that coach Chip Kelly indeed kept Vick within the system as Vick was offered a one year contract for ten million dollars. Not bad for the elite quarterback who announced that he was exicted to start the new system. Vick is coming back of a injury he got within the first four games of the season this year and missed about ten games. He is ready to come back and chase his life-long goal of getting a superbowl ring.