Michael Vick was one of the NFL's best dual-threat quarterbacks ever. He could escape out of the pocket, run into open space and make defenders miss.
The level of Vick's dual-threat abilities was unique in the NFL. Other former NFL quarterbacks Fran Tarkenton, Randall Cunningham and Steve Young were mobile, but Vick had breakaway speed that was difficult to match.
In an interview on The Dan Patrick Show on Monday, Vick acknowledged how difficult he was to guard, saying he even felt bad for defenders he embarrassed.
"Some guys tore their ACLs, sprained ankles. It wasn't the prettiest situation," Vick said. "There were times in games when I felt I was dominating, and I was dominating too much."
This statement may seem arrogant on the surface, but if you listen to the interview, Vick seems authentic. He knows he was fast, but he still feels bad for defenders he embarrassed.
Vick had his best years with the Atlanta Falcons, rushing for 3,859 yards during his six-year tenure with the team. In 2006, he rushed for 1,039 yards, setting the record for most rushing yards by a quarterback in a single season. Vick also holds the record for most career rushing yards by a quarterback with 6,109.
Now 36, Vick is a free agent, and he feels he can still contribute to a team. He said he has received calls from teams, but not as many as he'd like. Last season, he played backup quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers, throwing two touchdowns in five games.
Check out the full interview below.
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