Michael Vick was once the most electrifying player in the NFL with the most lucrative contract in the league’s history. He’d revolutionized the quarterback position, and literally run his team to within a game of the Super Bowl.
Then, his dog-fighting ring was uncovered, and a downward spiral was the only spiral associated with the Virginia Tech alum. However, after serving a prison bid, Vick returned to the NFL still in shape, a better pocket-passer, and much wiser than he was before he went in. In just 12 games as a starter for the Philadelphia Eagles in 2010, Vick was so explosive, his jersey from a game against the Redskins has been sent to the Hall of Fame, and he very nearly swiped the MVP award right from under Tom Brady, who’d started all 16 games that year.
Though in 2016, Vick is far removed from those glory days, his once-in-a-generation talent isn’t easily forgotten, which is why he’s continually gotten opportunities to play at the pro level. (In recent years, he’s started games for the Jets and Steelers.) Vick has admitted that the 2016-2017 season will be his last in the league, and he’s trying his hardest to earn one last shot at securing a spot on an NFL roster.
Earlier today, it appeared that the Dallas Cowboys might be the team to give Mike Vick that shot, but an unsubstantiated report was quickly shot down.
Michael Vick is nearing an agreement with the Dallas Cowboys.
— LeadingNFL (@LeadingNFL) August 6, 2016
— mike fisher ✭ (@fishsports) August 6, 2016
However, just a few hours ago, the Dallas Cowboys’ official Twitter account gave a significant nod to Michael VIck, crafting this .GIF after he made glowing comments about the organization on ESPN radio.
— Dallas Cowboys (@dallascowboys) August 6, 2016
Just a coincidence? Or is Jerry Jones #uptosomething.