Kevin Kolb suffered a head injury in last week’s game against the Green bay Packers. Michael Vick will start at quarterback this Sunday against the Detroit Lions, in one of the most unlikely comebacks in all of sports.
It was the last game of the 2006 season against the Philadelphia Eagles. Michael Vick was one of the premiere quarterbacks in the NFL and the franchise star of the Atlanta Falcons. He appeared invincible, on top of the world, in route to a hall-of-fame career, and then it all fell apart.
Michael Vick was convicted and incarcerated for involvement in dog fighting, and the abuse of dogs. He missed all of the 2007 and 2008 NFL seasons.
100 million dollar career and legions of fans disintegrated. Vick had transformed himself from hero to villain overnight.
Philadelphia flexed it’s reputation as the “city of brotherly love” with an unlikely decision to sign Michael Vick to a contract last year’s NFL pre-season. The gracious gesture by the Philadelphia Eagles provided Vick with an open door back into the NFL.
His service on the Eagles last season amounted to little more than being a sideline ornament of intrigue. Vick’s glory days of mesmerizing performances, and prowess of athleticism were a thing of the past, until now.
This Sunday, Michael Vick will lead the Eagles in their second game of the season. It took to unlikely senario’s for Vick to be in this position. Franchise Eagle Donovan McNabb was traded in the off season, and the injury to Kolb. With a win Sunday, Vick can complete a comeback that few people thought was possible not long ago. I for one, will be cheering for number 7.
“It would be gratifying,” Vick said of leading the Eagles to a win. “This team took a chance on me when not many others would,” Associated Press reported.
Associated Press; NFL.com; “Vick Filling in for Concussed Kolb as Eagles Starting QB”