When a preseason Super Bowl contender starts out at 3-5, the quarterback is going to take some of the blame.
In Philadelphia, the question is starting to be asked: What happened to Michael Vick?
Reuben Frank of CSNPhilly.com traces Vick’s decline to the end of last year. In his last ten games, Vick has thrown 13 touchdowns to 10 interceptions. The Eagles have gone 3-7 over that span.
Vick has been good this year, but not great. He hasn’t had the superhero efforts that helped define his 2010 season.
In a huge game Monday night, he averaged under six yards-per-attempt without a touchdown. You could make the argument Vick hasn’t been one of the ten best quarterbacks in the league to this point.
On PFT Live Tuesday, NFL Films producer Greg Cosell said that the NFL Matchup crew discussed a great question before last week’s show. Who is the better quarterback: Jay Cutler or Michael Vick?
“It was unanimous. Jay Cutler was the better quarterback,” Cosell said.
That says as much about the underrated Cutler as it does about Vick. But the Eagles are expecting much more out of their quarterback. They were hoping for the guy that was an MVP candidate last year.
Vick hasn’t been terrible this year, but he hasn’t been that MVP-caliber guy either.