On Monday, Eagles quarterback Mike Vick complained about his placement at No. 70 on NFL Network’s Top 100 list, calling it “a joke” and touting his at times “uncanny” skills.
On Tuesday, he made it even more clear that he’ll use the slight from his peers as motivation in 2012.
“It’s all good. I’m going to prove myself and get myself back in the top 20 next year,” Vick said, via comments distributed by the team.
“Obviously I pay attention to it, but I’m a competitor,” Vick said. “I feel like I’m one of the best at what I do. It’s somebody else’s opinion, and I have to prove them wrong and make them say otherwise.”
Though any source of motivation can be a good source of motivation, Vick’s primary motivation should be to win a Super Bowl, even if others do more than he does to achieve that goal. Most players would rather be off the list altogether if the alternative is to have a brand-new Super Bowl ring.
Then again, any quarterback who takes his team to a Super Bowl title has a pretty good shot at cracking the Top 100.