Michael Vick put on a show last night the likes of which many of us have never seen before. In fact, nobody's ever seen a quarterback throw for more than 300 yards, run for more than 50, throw four touchdown passes and run for two more as he did against the Washington Redskins. It had never been done. Is that the best performance ever by a quarterback in a single game? Probably not. It's hard to say that was better than the day Norm Van Brocklin had for the Rams in 1951, when he threw for a mind boggling 554 yards.
Still, Vick's performance was one for the ages. What makes it all the more remarkable is the fact that he spent 609 days in jail and missed two full seasons, only to come back and be a better quarterback than he was before his legal problems. His story is incredible, and seems likely to be made into a major motion picture someday.
Love him or hate him (and it's easy to hate him for operating a dog fighting ring) you have to admit his turn-around has been nothing short of miraculous. Vick has turned the Philadelphia Eagles into a legitimate Super Bowl contender this year, possibly even the favorite now to represent the NFC. The Eagles were one of the few teams in the league to have any interest at all in signing Vick after he was released from prison. But he's been a solid citizen since returning to the league, and seems to have his life back on track. Clearly his game is back on track, and that's a scary thing for the rest of the NFL.