Jaworski thinks Vick is poised for best year
The Philadelphia Eagles entered the 2010 season with Kevin Kolb as their starting QB. That lasted all of about a partial game. Michael Vick took over from there and proceeded to play the position as well as I’ve ever seen it played. This lasted for most of the season, slowly coming to a stop after the Miracle of the Meadowlands III.
In 2011, Vick looked like Atlanta Falcons Vick. He turned the ball over, ran every chance he got and was banged up much of the season on the way to an 8-8 record.
So now, with a full offseason as “the guy,” Vick is at a crossroads. He needs to be 2010 Vick and prove he is worth that $100 million contract.
The good news for Vick is that Ron Jaworski thinks it will happen after he broke down all of Vick’s 2011 game tape (not exactly sure what he was watching, but okay).
“This offseason is the most important of his career,” Jaworski said. “It’s the first time since 2006 with the Falcons that he will go through the OTAs and training camp as the starting quarterback. … Vick has shown he is capable of throwing the ball exceptionally well from the pocket. His overall throwing skill set can be top-five in the league. His objective in 2012 must be to play that way more often.”
However, Jaworski goes on to say what just about everyone else has already been chirping about Vick for years. He’s played a 16-game season just once in his career. He needs to stay healthy or he’s just never going to be an elite QB.
“It becomes an availability issue,” Jaws continued. “You can’t be an elite NFL quarterback if you can’t be counted on every single week. I am really excited to see Michael Vick in 2012. A more disciplined player will result in fewer turnovers. I would not be surprised if we’re getting ready to see the best year of Vick’s ten-year career.”
After last year, Eagles fans sure hope so.