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Michael Vick on running quarterbacks: I started it all

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Jets quarterback Michael Vick knows he’s far from the only running quarterback in the NFL these days, but he wants to be remembered as the one who started the trend toward quarterbacks who can beat defenses with their legs as well as their arms.

“I was the guy who started it all,” Vick told ESPN.com. “I revolutionized the game. I changed the way it was played in the NFL.”

It’s not quite correct to say that Vick started it all: Although Vick is the NFL’s all-time leader in rushing yards for a quarterback (5,857) and yards per carry (7.1), there were other good running quarterbacks before Vick came along, including Bobby Douglass, Randall Cunningham, Steve McNair and Donovan McNabb. But whether he was the one who started it all or not, Vick has a lot to be proud of.

“The things I’ve done, I’ve pretty much surpassed myself and expectations — over 25,000 yards in total offense in the NFL, and I missed a lot of years and a lot of games,” he said. “That’s more the reason I have to keep it going.”

How much longer can Vick keep it going? Vick will turn 34 next week and may not be quite the running threat he once was. But he’ll always be remembered as one of the greatest running quarterbacks ever to play the game.

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  1. jerseyjoe47 says: Jun 20, 2014 9:53 PM

    “I scramble like Randall Cunning-Ham, the only thing running is numbers FAM”

  2. f1restarter says: Jun 20, 2014 9:54 PM

    How many of those running quarterbacks have championship rings?

  3. joestemme says: Jun 20, 2014 9:54 PM

    …and I invented watching Running QB’s on TV, Mr. Vick.

  4. staffordcalvinbush says: Jun 20, 2014 9:55 PM

    25,000 total yards for a QB can be accomplished in 6 years.

  5. cguy7 says: Jun 20, 2014 9:57 PM

    Tarkenton, Steve Young?

  6. gobs56 says: Jun 20, 2014 9:57 PM

    He will always be remembered for being a sociopath dog killer.

  7. beckzhere says: Jun 20, 2014 9:57 PM

    That run he had against the Vikings was epic. He was a lot of fun to watch early in his career.

  8. canetic says: Jun 20, 2014 9:58 PM

    He also invented throwing your life away for dogfighting.

  9. jeffouzala says: Jun 20, 2014 9:58 PM

    Can someone say, “Doug Flutie”??

  10. hawkfanwtf says: Jun 20, 2014 9:58 PM

    Is Vick going to pull a Testaverte? And play until he is 45

  11. icallbs81 says: Jun 20, 2014 9:59 PM

    Mike Vick wishes people would consider him the black Steve Young.

  12. wiskybuck says: Jun 20, 2014 10:00 PM

    And look at him now. A nobody.

  13. samhackney says: Jun 20, 2014 10:00 PM

    Vick is an ineffective turd who can’t read a defense, is way too small to play in the NFL, and predictably gets hurt every year! Perfect fit for Rex Ryan’s team + he has cute feet!

  14. dickjagger says: Jun 20, 2014 10:01 PM

    Did this idiot ever watch Randall Cunningham? He started it all! A much better passer too. I can’t wait till this Clown is out of the league.

  15. paulsmith107 says: Jun 20, 2014 10:02 PM

    Actually there was this guy named Randall Cunningham maybe you heard of him. This is precisely why I can’t stand Vick he has this idea of how great he is and how he started the running qb thing lol

  16. samhackney says: Jun 20, 2014 10:03 PM

    That would be great, but you are paid to throw the ball…..ah, to guys in the same color jersey as you dummy! Then, according to Jimmy Graham you should be paid as a running back!

  17. bigbwoy000 says: Jun 20, 2014 10:05 PM

    “But he’ll always be remembered as one of the greatest running quarterbacks ever to play the game.”

    That’s not all he’ll be remembered for, that’s for sure.

  18. jerseyjoe47 says: Jun 20, 2014 10:05 PM

    Young was a running QB behind the line of Scrimmage like Elway. Can’t speak on Tark.

  19. orivar says: Jun 20, 2014 10:06 PM

    f1restarter says: Jun 20, 2014 9:54 PM

    How many of those running quarterbacks have championship rings?

    ————–

    The real question is, how many more could of had championship if they didn’t allow the outside world to influence their game?

    Russell plays his game and having a superbowl ring won’t change that. McNabb? Tried to be something he wasn’t due to media pressure. A pure pocket QB. Randall Cunningham is a similar case though his team was also not as good not that McNabb had a good team really other than the always choking defense. McNair ran into Warner. Nuff said there.

  20. rams1999 says: Jun 20, 2014 10:11 PM

    Vick so full of himself. It was Steve Young you simpleminded fool!

  21. acmepackers says: Jun 20, 2014 10:13 PM

    Humble guy, huh?!

  22. gammynomnom says: Jun 20, 2014 10:13 PM

    invented Mike Vick

  23. FlashPatterson says: Jun 20, 2014 10:15 PM

    I didn’t know Vick was older than Tarkenton!

  24. firerogergoodell says: Jun 20, 2014 10:16 PM

    Fran Tarkenton begs to differ…

  25. stainlessstill says: Jun 20, 2014 10:17 PM

    Two words: Kordell Stewart.

  26. phillybird85 says: Jun 20, 2014 10:17 PM

    “But he’ll always be remembered as one of the greatest glorified running backs ever to play the game.”

    Fixed

  27. pastabelly101 says: Jun 20, 2014 10:18 PM

    Bobby Douglas and a Young Steve Grogan.

  28. ananonymoussource says: Jun 20, 2014 10:18 PM

    STEVE YOUNG!

  29. bjavie says: Jun 20, 2014 10:20 PM

    Kordell Stewart is the only QB to throw 3 TDs and run for 2 TDs in the same game, twice in one season. I am not making a comment in Kordell’s ability, but he was there long before this clown was running dog fights…or running as a QB.

  30. 4ever19 says: Jun 20, 2014 10:20 PM

    Fran Tarketon. Warren Moon. Steve Young. Randall Cunningham. Need I go on. Heck, even Mark Brunell as a youngster could tuck and run. And what about Roger the Dodger Staubach? And Greg Landry? And John Elway? Oh, Mike, there were a whole bunch of guys who came before you.

  31. humanlawndart says: Jun 20, 2014 10:23 PM

    Tarkenton, Young, Cunningham, Brunell, Flutie, must we go on? Shut up Mike, it had ALREADY been done!

  32. theparadoxx82 says: Jun 20, 2014 10:24 PM

    He’s becoming the Mel Kiper of QBs…

  33. thetooloftools says: Jun 20, 2014 10:25 PM

    Get a ring and then run your SMACK.

  34. nealc53 says: Jun 20, 2014 10:25 PM

    WILSON=Running QB = SUPERBOWL

  35. steelerfan9598 says: Jun 20, 2014 10:26 PM

    Randall Cunningham was on the Eagles too so, he should have at least seen his picture in the hallway.

  36. ravens2xworldchamps says: Jun 20, 2014 10:27 PM

    Mike Vick is very good quarterback. His career passing numbers are very good. He has a rocket arm… As a kid growing up watching him on the Falcons, it was like nothing you had ever witnessed before in the NFL. However, you will never be truly great until you win championships. Great quarterbacks help their team win Super Bowls.

    Thank you Joe Flacco

  37. eeerockski says: Jun 20, 2014 10:28 PM

    He revolutionized Madden though. You gotta give him that.

  38. elliottcovert says: Jun 20, 2014 10:30 PM

    Uhhh, Scramblin’ Fran Tarkenton anyone?

  39. madmax80 says: Jun 20, 2014 10:31 PM

    ‘But he’ll always be remembered as one of the greatest running quarterbacks ever to play the game.’

    Hmmm.. . . . That’s not what I’m going to remember about Vick.

  40. timmyp716 says: Jun 20, 2014 10:31 PM

    No…No you didnt

  41. floreskins says: Jun 20, 2014 10:33 PM

    If he thinks his legacy will be anything more than a waste of talent that was convicted of murdering dogs than he is more delusional than Vince Young was with the Dream Team comment

  42. Scumby says: Jun 20, 2014 10:33 PM

    Kordell Stewart?

  43. yetimonster says: Jun 20, 2014 10:33 PM

    Vick is by far, the leading rusher of all QBs even after missing all those games.

    He has more yards than these notable running backs:

    Duce Staley (retired)
    James Stewart (retired)
    Reggie Bush (washed up at 29)
    Fred Jackson (almost retired at 33)
    Ronnie Brown (almost retired at 33)
    Arian Foster (an old 28)
    Marion Barber (retired)
    Ahmad Bradshaw (washed up at 28)
    Rashard Mendenhall (washed up at 27)
    Cadillac Williams (retired)
    BenJarvus Green-Ellis (washed up at 29)
    Shonn Greene (washed up at 29)
    Frank Gifford
    Pierre Thomas (washed up at 30)

  44. qdog112 says: Jun 20, 2014 10:33 PM

    Steve Young doesn’t like to be reminded, but he was a running QB. It’s just that it has always been viewed in a negative light, until Elvis, I mean Manziel came along.

    Also now, running is being seen as another tool, if the guy can also throw. It’s an advantage that the NFL has been slow to accept. With the speed of the game, OCs have to adapt and use that “extra” weapon or find themselves on ESPN, saying how things used to be.

  45. savojah says: Jun 20, 2014 10:33 PM

    Nope. Love Vick, but you gotta be a passer to win rings in the NFL.

  46. packerman1968 says: Jun 20, 2014 10:34 PM

    He was the first running Qb, to spend time in prison.

  47. fin72 says: Jun 20, 2014 10:34 PM

    This guy is so dilussional and egotistical… Even though some QBs in the past ran out of neccessity when things broke down or in short-yardage situations, the first truly dual-threat QB who would routinely tuck it like a running back was Randall Cunningham.

  48. ydandb says: Jun 20, 2014 10:35 PM

    Whatever makes you sleep better at night Felon!

  49. mypercyhurts2 says: Jun 20, 2014 10:36 PM

    Apparently, Vick and Adrian Peterson have been attending the same self-confidence classes.

  50. jetsarestacked says: Jun 20, 2014 10:36 PM

    I think Vick inspired better athletes to play qb. I wonder how many of the ‘running’ qbs in the NFL and college grew up playing Madden and running wild with Vick? Like it or not he’s probably an icon to them all.

  51. autoriot says: Jun 20, 2014 10:41 PM

    Wrong.

    Vick wasn’t even the one to start it in his era/generation, that would be McNabb.

  52. anpsteel says: Jun 20, 2014 10:41 PM

    Kordell

  53. catquick says: Jun 20, 2014 10:41 PM

    Guess he never heard of Bobby Douglas

  54. alchemistcirca1979 says: Jun 20, 2014 10:42 PM

    jerseyjoe47 says:
    Jun 20, 2014 9:53 PM

    “I scramble like Randall Cunning-Ham, the only thing running is numbers FAM”
    ———————————————————-
    ^ best post in here in a while.

    I’d have to say QB Eagles started this running !t and this is the thanks he gets.

    Fran Tarkenton was more of a scrambling QB than a running QB.

  55. anpsteel says: Jun 20, 2014 10:42 PM

    Tarkenton & Young scrambled to break down the D, and make plays with their arms. Especially Tarkenton. Young was more prone to run, to run, early on.

  56. jman2020 says: Jun 20, 2014 10:44 PM

    Vick and Iverson revolutionized the whole 90′s baby culture

  57. fordmandalay says: Jun 20, 2014 10:45 PM

    Yeah, how can you mention Bobby Douglas and not mention Fran Tarkenton and Steve Young? And we can go WAY back to Sid Luckman and all the other classics too, but that would mean cracking open history books and who wants to do that, right?

  58. ponderrrrisnotaprobowler says: Jun 20, 2014 10:46 PM

    What about Reggie Collier?

  59. blowtorch1964 says: Jun 20, 2014 10:46 PM

    He surpassed HIMSELF!

    To be fair, earlier running QBs did more scrambling behind the line of scrimmage. I think in a way, he did revolutionize the game.

  60. patriotsarespygaters says: Jun 20, 2014 10:47 PM

    yeah congrats have a cookie mike

  61. 49erstim says: Jun 20, 2014 10:47 PM

    What an ignorant comment for him to make. C’mon now. I’d take everybody on your list and a few more including Steve Young before I take Vick. That comment is pure ego. He started it all huh? Lol.

  62. trytobnimble says: Jun 20, 2014 10:49 PM

    Mr Vick, meet Mr Cunningham. You both played for the same team — he was two decades before you.

  63. maiphatdong says: Jun 20, 2014 10:50 PM

    Elway baby!

  64. mychode says: Jun 20, 2014 10:51 PM

    He also revolutionized dog fighting.

  65. drunkraider says: Jun 20, 2014 10:52 PM

    Looks like Ron Mexico is trying to be remembered for somthing other than OVER RATED!

    sorry Ron you will allways be the starting QB on the most over rated team, you didnt change anything you where just allways the guy everybody rooted for only to be let down.

  66. fartweasel says: Jun 20, 2014 10:52 PM

    Wow, very skewed vision of his own importance. Can’t stay on the field and hasn’t won anything. Yea, you are the best mike.

  67. mazenblue says: Jun 20, 2014 10:53 PM

    Pioneer of dog fighting he meant to say.

  68. weareluckytohavemikeflorio says: Jun 20, 2014 10:57 PM

    he was a running qb and will be remembered as a runner 1st qb 2nd.
    he will also be remembered for what got him put in prison and sent him spiraling into bankruptcy as well.
    he really wasnt/isnt all that great at any of them apparently.
    he cant even beat out geno smith !

  69. theteop says: Jun 20, 2014 10:58 PM

    If you mean the running quarterback who is first priority run, then yes.

  70. bigbadbills says: Jun 20, 2014 10:58 PM

    Whats next? Is he going to take credit for starting dog fighting as well?

  71. dccowboy says: Jun 20, 2014 10:59 PM

    That’s going to come as a real surprise to Fran Tarkenton.

  72. decon49 says: Jun 20, 2014 10:59 PM

    steve young has a ring and the greatest run ever by a qb

  73. drudema says: Jun 20, 2014 11:00 PM

    He might have been this first one where the league said maybe intelligence and the ability to throw the ball isn’t that important. And for teams that thought discipline and intelligence were not that important it was exciting. But for others, teams that are interested in winning, it never really quit caught on.

  74. kd75 says: Jun 20, 2014 11:00 PM

    I guess Mike Vick never heard of Fran Tarketon, Archie Manning, Randall Cunningham, Steve Young or John Elway…

  75. turtlefox1 says: Jun 20, 2014 11:01 PM

    Can anyone still doubt that Vick is a textbook sociopath?

  76. cannonballdookie says: Jun 20, 2014 11:01 PM

    And it’s won you so much…

  77. drcap says: Jun 20, 2014 11:03 PM

    Steve Young, Hall of Fame, Superbowl

    When Vick accomplishes one of those, he can speak up

  78. mightyminer says: Jun 20, 2014 11:04 PM

    child, please.

  79. metrocritical says: Jun 20, 2014 11:04 PM

    He’s delusional, factually incorrect and has accomplished very little by way of meaningful victories in his career. A gifted athlete with many individual highlights and no rings. The QB version of Dominque Wilkins.

  80. oldstylelover says: Jun 20, 2014 11:07 PM

    Don’t forget Culpepper.

  81. jameslongstaffe says: Jun 20, 2014 11:07 PM

    Why does everyone in the NFL have to talk so much, making ridiculous claims? Me me, me the best lol. I am pretty sure I was watching running QBs in the CFL well before I had ever heard of Mr. Vick. It was not a new idea, & he didn’t start anything if you actually look at the history of the NFL. Give us all a break:)

  82. remok9 says: Jun 20, 2014 11:10 PM

    Shut up Vick you dummy…..

  83. sportsfan18 says: Jun 20, 2014 11:12 PM

    Vick

    Interesting career

    Wasted so much of your talent

    Kudos to you to come back after almost 2 yrs in jail

    Didn’t know you had had the highest yards per carry for QB’s in the history of the game and I didn’t know it was over 7 yards a rush either.

    Overall, he is not that good of a QB.

    His stats place him a bit below average. His career QB rating is only 80.9 and in this day and age, good QB’s are well above that.

    I mean Cam Newtons QB ratings his first 3 yrs in the league were 84, 86 and 88.

    Vick had ONE very good season, that’s it.

    He should be in the league, I’m not saying that he doesn’t belong, but it baffles my mind how two different teams gave him $100 plus million dollar contracts.

    Now I know players don’t get all the money, Albert Haynesworth certainly didn’t get all $100 million and Vick didn’t either.

    But still…

  84. skolvikesskol says: Jun 20, 2014 11:14 PM

    Every qb before around 1913… Then reinvented by Tarkenton. Then perfected by Steve Young and Randal Cunningham. They could also read defenses and were far more accurate and went to a bunch of superbowls…. THEN came Ron Mexico and pretty much ruined it for future running qbs, because he never won anything.

  85. goraidersgospurs says: Jun 20, 2014 11:16 PM

    Always hate on here always! !!

  86. frostyviking says: Jun 20, 2014 11:16 PM

    Ever hear of Bobby Douglas?

  87. frostyviking says: Jun 20, 2014 11:19 PM

    Ok, Bobby Douglas wasn’t a great passer, but what other time can you mention him?

  88. gruder007 says: Jun 20, 2014 11:22 PM

    Hmmm.. Bobby Douglass comes to mind… 968 yards rushing (no o-line, no receivers) in 1972… 8 years before Vick was born.

  89. taskforcefreddy says: Jun 20, 2014 11:23 PM

    I invented the question mark.

  90. sonofad says: Jun 20, 2014 11:31 PM

    Vick was the first running QB to get convicted of dog fighting and do time in the federal pen.

  91. bingobrown12 says: Jun 20, 2014 11:32 PM

    Exactly what is happening in Jersey that makes QB’s go bonkers.

  92. junkmtb says: Jun 20, 2014 11:32 PM

    Give respect where its due Vick!!!

  93. musiccitymiracle2 says: Jun 20, 2014 11:33 PM

    Coach Killer.

  94. cgsuddeath says: Jun 20, 2014 11:33 PM

    What a egotistical idiot.It’s comments like this that confirms why I hate him.

  95. realfan41 says: Jun 20, 2014 11:34 PM

    Vick was definitely exciting to watch, but Steve Young was a left handed QB who could run AND throw passes that were accurate far more often than not!

  96. bender4700 says: Jun 20, 2014 11:35 PM

    He started nothing. What an idiot.

  97. cgsuddeath says: Jun 20, 2014 11:35 PM

    what a loser.

  98. damcmp says: Jun 20, 2014 11:37 PM

    oh yeah, no championships… just a lot of meaningless stats

  99. doob187 says: Jun 20, 2014 11:39 PM

    Doug Flutie. … Jake Plummer

  100. Youknowimright says: Jun 20, 2014 11:41 PM

    Mike loves him some mike. Talk about not getting it.

  101. armchairqb says: Jun 20, 2014 11:44 PM

    Vick must be worried about his legacy as his career draws to … wait, his career was over four years ago.

  102. vikinganswer says: Jun 20, 2014 11:44 PM

    Bobby Douglas? Young and Tarkenton? Last 2 in Hall of Fame. Vick not even close. I get it. Bad at QB. Bad at history as well. That wasn’t part of the curriculum at Va Tech. Just bowling and pet rock studies.

  103. pats1944 says: Jun 20, 2014 11:45 PM

    biggest problem with running QBs. They don’t age well. While manning, rodgers and brady can play to be 41 Vick cant. Vick and all running QBs lose their speed after 30 then they get hit more leading to more injuries leading to them being slower.

  104. doggeatdogg says: Jun 20, 2014 11:48 PM

    So running / scrambling QB don’t pre-date Vick?

  105. smartanis says: Jun 20, 2014 11:51 PM

    And as one of the worst human beings to ever play the game.

  106. patsack69 says: Jun 20, 2014 11:52 PM

    Ya I agree…Fran Tarkenton

  107. biggerballz says: Jun 20, 2014 11:52 PM

    This guy is plum dumb. No wonder he wasted all his talent and is a washed up backup behind the only qb who is worse than butt fumble sanchez.

  108. campcouch says: Jun 20, 2014 11:54 PM

    Running QBs existed before the forward pass. Eventually they found it safer to keep throwing it. Sometimes a guy would have to run out of the way or even run down the field,so he was a good scrambling QB. Sorry man,you didn’t start anything.

  109. bigjayoakersonfan says: Jun 20, 2014 11:54 PM

    He was nowhere near the passer Steve Young was but Young was not the runner Vick was. Vick had Sanders-like elusiveness in the opening field. There’s that terrific highlight of two Viking players attempting to corral him, only to find air as he deftly split them.

    I heard someone say Vick’s prime of his career were those astonishing six to eight games he played for the Birds in 2010.

    That was unreal to watch. The game he played in Washington where they hung like 59 on the Skins was something special to watch.

    He has that flick-of-the-wrist motion were he can uncork a deep ball that seems like it won’t ever come back down to Earth.

    He’s another popular person to hate, but boy oh boy did he make some positively mesmerizing plays over they years.

  110. spytdi says: Jun 20, 2014 11:54 PM

    He started the trend of running quarterbacks that couldn’t pass.

  111. steelers4385 says: Jun 20, 2014 11:56 PM

    I just want him to get laid out so bad.

  112. chinahand11 says: Jun 20, 2014 11:58 PM

    25K yards for his career? Drew Brees says “huh?” Still, I give the man props for being fast and quick. Has a better okie-doke than a lot of RBs.

  113. vegaskid21 says: Jun 20, 2014 11:58 PM

    I hardly consider Randall Cunningham a statue.

  114. billbrasky72 says: Jun 20, 2014 11:59 PM

    Tarkenton started it.

  115. purplengold says: Jun 20, 2014 11:59 PM

    He’s full of himself at the very least.

  116. psly2124 says: Jun 21, 2014 12:00 AM

    You started the fascination of qb’s who can’t read defenses and if the first receiver isn’t open tuck it and run. You started a nightmare trend in the nfl.

  117. nomoreseasontix says: Jun 21, 2014 12:04 AM

    So he’s the granddaddy of all exciting yet ultimately unsuccessful quarterbacks.
    Yay.
    BSPN thanks you for the empty highlights…

  118. pnut87 says: Jun 21, 2014 12:07 AM

    No, Mike Vick. No, you did not.

  119. mickton says: Jun 21, 2014 12:07 AM

    clearly something happened to vick in prison after he was sent there for running a dog fighting ring, that caused him to lose touch with reality.

  120. trevor123698 says: Jun 21, 2014 12:10 AM

    yeah vick you nailed it. fran tarkenton didnt exist before you were even born

  121. floriosbigtoe says: Jun 21, 2014 12:11 AM

    Dude’s delusional. Randall Cunningham did it best.

  122. mikebrownistheworstownerinprosports says: Jun 21, 2014 12:14 AM

    Vick will go down as the fastest “running QB”, but he wasn’t the best passer of the running QBs (that goes to Steve Young) and he wasn’t the first to do it big (Cunningham averaged 630 rush yards and 5 TDs between 1986 and 1992).

  123. longsufferingkcfan says: Jun 21, 2014 12:15 AM

    I really don’t recall Steve McNair doing all that much running. Are you going to lump Byron Leftwich and Jamarcus Russel in that group too?

  124. dirtyharry44 says: Jun 21, 2014 12:17 AM

    Bobby Douglas ring a bell Michael? I didn’t think so.

  125. burtreynoldstoupee says: Jun 21, 2014 12:18 AM

    Wow, I guess with some people, history begins when they are born.

    Fran Tarkenton was the first running quarterback and in fact the word “scrambling” was originally coined to describe him and what he did. He was called “The Mad Scrambler,” “Frantic Fran,” and “Scramblin’ Fran.” He was very controversial at the time and it drove such a wedge between him and Van Brocklin, his coach at the time, that Tarkenton demanded to be traded, and that’s how he ended up being a Giant.

    After Fran, then came more running QBs, like Staubach, Bobby Douglass and Steve Young. Cunningham came much later and then Vick. Vick was a great running QB but claiming that he started it all is ludicrous.

  126. nemobhax says: Jun 21, 2014 12:23 AM

    Kordell Stewart?

  127. haansel82 says: Jun 21, 2014 12:25 AM

    It’s too bad for Mike Vick that he is and was a horrible QB. So you can run? Try completing more than 60% of your passes more than once while remaining a “running QB”. Your best year was pathetic when compared to compared to what other QB’s posted. So you run for 1000k yards once and you think you started it all? Too bad you forget to mention that in your best rushing seasons, you could only complete 52-54% of your passes and your were/ are a turnover machine. What a joke. Do you know who you compare to? Tim Tebow. Be proud.

  128. milehighdonkeys says: Jun 21, 2014 12:25 AM

    True dat.

  129. bbbmf says: Jun 21, 2014 12:29 AM

    Is there anything wrong with giving Vick his props? From the note above, plenty of HOF classic pocket passers don’t have rings either.

  130. lowtalker says: Jun 21, 2014 12:29 AM

    @cguy7 . . .I agree with you . . . .Young was probably faster than Vick . . .and as far as a passer . . hhhmmmm . . .Young has a little edge there . . . . .Vick revolutionized nothing except to set a new standard for quarterbacks being convicted of felonies . . . . and maybe for showing others how to squander their wealth.

    Vick = idiot

  131. bigbluwreckincrew83 says: Jun 21, 2014 12:29 AM

    “The things I’ve done, I’ve pretty much surpassed myself and expectations”

    I guess ever winning a Super Bowl wasn’t on his list of self expectations.

  132. paleandpasty says: Jun 21, 2014 12:30 AM

    It sounds like he has been listening to Markus again.

  133. nicofthenorthstar says: Jun 21, 2014 12:37 AM

    Cguy7, I think you are misunderstanding what the qualifications are to be included in this discussion.

  134. radar8 says: Jun 21, 2014 12:41 AM

    I guess this joker never heard of Randall Cunningham.

    Apologies to those that posted this first.

  135. radar8 says: Jun 21, 2014 12:42 AM

    Yo, Jersey. You used quotes when it wasn’t a quote. We all that “lying” in Philly.

  136. darocnessmonsta says: Jun 21, 2014 12:43 AM

    Sammy Ball!!!

  137. rodh32340 says: Jun 21, 2014 12:44 AM

    Tom Matte, Fran Tarkenton…Steve Young?…be Real…

  138. shutur5hole says: Jun 21, 2014 12:46 AM

    Cordel Stewart and others Vick get over yourself.

  139. dlk47823 says: Jun 21, 2014 12:50 AM

    Its great to run, and MV can run. In the NFL, you have to pass better than you run. That’s been Michael’s weakness. Consistently making good throws and passing up the occasional run is where Michael needs to be. The man can still play.

  140. usdcoyotesfan says: Jun 21, 2014 12:51 AM

    Dog killer

  141. cranespy says: Jun 21, 2014 12:52 AM

    legend in his own mind

  142. enigma2742 says: Jun 21, 2014 12:52 AM

    HE ALSO STARTED BEING THE MOST DOMINATE PLAYER IN MADDEN FOOTBALL HISTORY

  143. Angry Orange Man says: Jun 21, 2014 12:53 AM

    A level of ignorance previously thought unattainable. Congratulations dog murderer.

  144. jaguar0413 says: Jun 21, 2014 12:53 AM

    Please…No offense to Vick, but Randall Cunningham is the player that really revolutionized the running QB position. He was the first QB that was the best athlete on his team. Without Randall, Vick would be playing WR or RB.

  145. fancyleague says: Jun 21, 2014 12:56 AM

    The guy who really started the running QB fad was Kordell Stewart. He may have been the best at it too. It’s unbelievable that the Steelers didn’t run him more often, especially considering the other option was a bounce pass.

  146. couchbasher says: Jun 21, 2014 12:57 AM

    Frank Tarkenton??? Steve Young!!!! Really???

    This guy is an idiot!!!

    He pioneered the idea of professional athletes that went to jail for cruelty to animals.

  147. imthedudedude says: Jun 21, 2014 12:58 AM

    Good for you. What do u want, a medal? Nobody cares anymore Michael. You are a terrible human being.

  148. namaths5thofwhiskey says: Jun 21, 2014 12:58 AM

    staffordcalvinbush

    With Stat Padford as your QB, Obviously

  149. thesmartestmanever says: Jun 21, 2014 1:00 AM

    let’s not dislocate the shoulder with the self back patting. long before the lateral pass became part of the game QB’s were running the option. Vick was fun to watch, but it wasn’t revolutionary. Had he been a more effective pocket passer with those scrambling skills his career would be in a different place.

  150. raideralex99 says: Jun 21, 2014 1:06 AM

    Running QBs don’t win championships … QBs with brains win championships.

  151. bux1022 says: Jun 21, 2014 1:08 AM

    Please!!

  152. reppster says: Jun 21, 2014 1:15 AM

    An inferior quarterback who has and will never be anything in this league. Vick can only sit back and watch Teddy Bridgewater win multiple Super Bowls while he sits at home the first weekend in February. #teddyiathesavior

  153. xiiprestige says: Jun 21, 2014 1:22 AM

    Wow he is pretty conceited, but no vick the guy that started the running QB was Bobby Douglas, who’s record of 948 rushing yards in one season stood for 34 years. And he did it in 2 less games than vick.

  154. jrdennis says: Jun 21, 2014 1:28 AM

    Vick, knows his history. What an idiot.

  155. 87hollywoodhorn says: Jun 21, 2014 1:28 AM

    hes kind of right, he was the first qb with the athleticism to outrun the modern nfl defender

  156. superbowl48champs says: Jun 21, 2014 1:31 AM

    I thought Tark came before Vick…?

  157. loccoerrec25 says: Jun 21, 2014 1:32 AM

    Vick…I always knew he was stupid…Randall was known as the ultimate weapon because of his running threat, in 1988….DOPE!!!

  158. knew8411 says: Jun 21, 2014 1:33 AM

    Yeah Mr. Vick you started it all…..Im sure Fran Tarkenton would argue with you.
    SKOL Vikings!

  159. 6kings says: Jun 21, 2014 1:37 AM

    See above plus Rich Gannon.

  160. Fried Toast says: Jun 21, 2014 1:45 AM

    I remember Fran Tarkenton praising Michael after every game for Vick having taught Fran how to run.

    In other news, doing crack is dangerous.

  161. naes says: Jun 21, 2014 1:47 AM

    Those other guys are all quarterbacks who can run. Vick did start the trend of running backs that throw.

  162. casurferho says: Jun 21, 2014 1:47 AM

    Let him have his glory! He may not have been the 1st to run, but he pioneered the game. Defenses needed to completely change their gameplan against him

  163. vladdrac69 says: Jun 21, 2014 1:48 AM

    Ask Fran Tarkenton and Randall Cunningham if you started it all. My god, it never ends with this guy.

  164. seadawgs72 says: Jun 21, 2014 1:52 AM

    What a ego maniac. It sounds like he sincerely believes that nonsense. Randall Cunningham was every bit the runner Vick was; the difference being Cunningham could actually play the position properly. I remember a Monday nighter against the Bears i believe that was one of the most exciting regular season games I’ve ever seen. All due to the running or st that time “scrambling” ability of Cunningham. Hey Vick, there was an NFL before you & I’ll reserve my harsh opinions of you but suffice it to say i don’t believe you’ve contributed anything to professional football or to the actual definition of “professional”. If i was king of the world you wouldn’t have gotten a 2nd chance. I’ll get off my soapbox now but its statements like this from Vick that is a constant reminder of his true character.

  165. oslograss says: Jun 21, 2014 1:56 AM

    Fran is the man

  166. bostonfrogs says: Jun 21, 2014 1:58 AM

    Michael Vick revolutionized the game like Crystal Clear Pepsi revolutionized the soft drink market.

  167. thetwilightsown says: Jun 21, 2014 2:03 AM

    Kenny. Freaking. Stabler.

  168. 1phillyphan says: Jun 21, 2014 2:07 AM

    As a Philly Phan..we all had the chance to see 3 of the best running ( now called mobile) QB’s to ever do it (Randall, Mcnabb, Vick)..bt to say he was the first..no..sorry mike. That would be Fran Tarkenton. Who basicly ran for his life..not yards. I will admit though Vick was the best at it, But Randall was the most fun to watch. For the comment above about Running “mobile” QB’s not winning. See Russell Wilson, Steve Young, Roger Staubach, with several QB’s reaching the SuperBowl who were mobile but didn’t lose it because of that ie. Steve McNair ( who almost beat a VERY good Rams team) McNabb ( who almost beat a Very good New England team) Tarkenton ( who by bad luck faced some of the best teams in history)…I’m sure we will start seeing QB’s who are mobile like even Andrew Luck even winning some future SuperBowls

  169. Eagles in 2014 says: Jun 21, 2014 2:08 AM

    Fran Tarkenton says . . huh ?

  170. dumplingsrbrown says: Jun 21, 2014 2:11 AM

    Sheesh. Talk about arrogant and ignorant of the history of your job.

  171. douglasgreenbriar says: Jun 21, 2014 2:12 AM

    never trust a left handed qb

  172. JSpicoli says: Jun 21, 2014 2:17 AM

    Just for the heck of it…

    Bobby Douglas

  173. Hu3m4n says: Jun 21, 2014 2:21 AM

    Congrats, Michael Vick.

    I guess guys without rings gotta brag about something.

  174. Haruko Haruhara says: Jun 21, 2014 2:27 AM

    Steve Young and Randall Cunningham might not agree.

  175. jayovalentine says: Jun 21, 2014 2:39 AM

    Cunningham, Tarkenton and Steve Young never ran the read option in the NFL. Vick was the 1st one to make it dangerous at the pro level. Those 3 didn’t have that speed. Those 3 were also great passers too. After his return, Vick started to develop in Philly and by then it was too late in his career with the injuries. Say what you want but the dual threat QBs are here to stay. Cam, Kaepernick, Luck, RGIII, & Wilson.

  176. daleinatlanta says: Jun 21, 2014 2:44 AM

    Tarkenton; Staubach, Douglass, Cunningham, Young, McNair, Culpepper, McNabb are all running QB’s who did it before Vick, and most of them could ALSO pass the ball as well, unlike him! And only two, Staubach & Young, have SB Rings. Wilson in Seattle, though after Vick, I would add to this list, and he has a ring of course, and is a way superior passer than Vick ever was!

  177. hotzy21 says: Jun 21, 2014 2:51 AM

    Totally surpassed his expectations? *sound of flushing a career down the toilet* LOL

  178. uberniner says: Jun 21, 2014 3:15 AM

    Steve Young — how can you forget him?

    OK Mike, you are a great running QB, maybe a great running QB, but you did not change the game.

  179. sportsnut101 says: Jun 21, 2014 3:19 AM

    Actually u didnt start it vick
    Theres this guy named randall Cunningham
    Steve young n tarkenton
    U were first with blazing speed at the qb spot
    Only if u coulda outran cops when they busted u on dog charges
    This guy has done nothing in league
    Over rated
    Ok he won a few games not the big game

  180. rodneyharrisonstruckstick says: Jun 21, 2014 3:37 AM

    “I invented a faster type of Airplane, Therefor I invented the Airplane” .. hmmmm?

  181. mauldawg says: Jun 21, 2014 3:42 AM

    Vick was running from Pit Bulls

  182. stewart09 says: Jun 21, 2014 4:02 AM

    still has a big ego i see..

  183. don2074978 says: Jun 21, 2014 4:15 AM

    Staubauch

  184. jayquintana says: Jun 21, 2014 4:39 AM

    If you’d rather have a conventional QB like Brady or Peyton Manning, how could Vick have revolutionized the game?

    If anyone’s going to revolutionize the game, it’s going to be Russell Wilson. The next under-sized QB who has all the attributes except height won’t have to wait to the third round to get drafted.

  185. ronfai says: Jun 21, 2014 5:01 AM

    2: Steve young and Russell Wilson

    ————————–
    How many of those running quarterbacks have championship rings?

  186. 20ereedboyyyy says: Jun 21, 2014 5:10 AM

    That would be like Allen Iverson saying he invented the crossover dribble (Tim Hardaway), just because he was great at it doesn’t mean he started it.

  187. courtjester1234 says: Jun 21, 2014 5:33 AM

    Wasn’t Scrabling Randle Cunningham before him? I know there were others besides him. Maybe he meant running QB like ” I can’t see players getting open so I’ll just run”. Ya know what? You’re still garbage. You started it all, all right. You never lived up to your own hype. Just go away please

  188. smackingfools says: Jun 21, 2014 5:36 AM

    Toot toot!

  189. hodag54501 says: Jun 21, 2014 5:37 AM

    He obviously doesn’t remember the QB’s from the
    30′s and 40′s who ran the ball many times a game.
    Nice to think the game started when he(Vick) entered the league.
    His memory has gone to the dogs……………………….!

  190. shtzngigglz says: Jun 21, 2014 5:37 AM

    Randall Cunningham was before you Vick, and there were some before him as Im sure.

  191. selldannysell says: Jun 21, 2014 5:47 AM

    Let’s see…. Randall Cunningham, John Elway, Joe Theismann, Steve Young, Fran Tarkenton…. Just shut up!

  192. araidersfan says: Jun 21, 2014 5:49 AM

    Willie Beamen also said that he would ‘revolutionize the game’. Of course Beamen in the movie was better than Ron Mexico ever was in his career.

  193. phinfan says: Jun 21, 2014 5:55 AM

    Um…no

  194. joetoronto says: Jun 21, 2014 5:57 AM

    Delusional psychopathic moron says what?

  195. snorkelson says: Jun 21, 2014 5:59 AM

    I don’t think it’s the running he will be remembered for. Kudos for turning his idiot lifestyle around, but he should be humble and grateful to have even gotten the opportunity to add to those totals the last few years

  196. stellarperformance says: Jun 21, 2014 6:07 AM

    That’s a lot of self-serving bragging. Who does this guy think he is……Adrian Peterson?

  197. qdog112 says: Jun 21, 2014 6:25 AM

    f1restarter says:
    Jun 20, 2014 9:54 PM
    How many of those running quarterbacks have championship rings?
    *******************
    Good question. John Elway, Steve Young, Aaron Rodgers and Russell Wilson have a few among them.

    A better question is how many “statues” don’t have championship rings? There are a hellava lot more of them without rings, than the mobile guys, right?

  198. natelan69 says: Jun 21, 2014 6:29 AM

    No, Vick, you were just the first guy to throw away a hundred million dollars and a couple years of your life to fight dogs.

  199. therealtruth210 says: Jun 21, 2014 6:36 AM

    you also the first qb to start your own criminal empire in which illegal gambling, selling drugs and murdering innocent dogs, which will always make you a low life loser in my eyes

  200. tommysaint1 says: Jun 21, 2014 6:38 AM

    True mike, but you got nothing to show for it bc that’s all you could do. You are a RB that was too soft, so they stuck you at QB and hope nobody noticed you couldn’t throw. Actual QBs that learned the position such as Steve Young also ran well, maybe better, but could THROW the ball as well. Prob why he has a bit more success. Good to know Mike Vick is thinking about Mike Vick in legendary terms. You are your biggest fan. You were just fast. That is all.

  201. tigrrrr says: Jun 21, 2014 6:39 AM

    Ill only remember him for the cruel treatment he gave those dogs. What goes around comes around Vick.. !

  202. vaughnjoe says: Jun 21, 2014 6:39 AM

    Cant run faster than you can throw the ball so take it easy there speedy. Vick is a back up at best sorry Mike.

  203. swortybounce says: Jun 21, 2014 6:48 AM

    jerseyjoe47 says:
    Jun 20, 2014 9:53 PM
    “I scramble like Randall Cunning-Ham, the only thing running is numbers FAM”

    NUFF SAID!

  204. Waxxx4321 says: Jun 21, 2014 6:56 AM

    A QB who stays in the pocket or a walking QB wins it all.

  205. philvil41 says: Jun 21, 2014 6:57 AM

    Vick has always been a running back with a good arm. He sucks as a QB. Oh and he’s a dog killing LOSER.

  206. rg3andthensome says: Jun 21, 2014 7:01 AM

    Dog Killer

  207. daytonalion says: Jun 21, 2014 7:18 AM

    Look up Bobby Douglas in particular – 1972 Bears.

  208. godeepwvu says: Jun 21, 2014 7:24 AM

    He’s the first one … who was no threat with his arm.

  209. icontutu says: Jun 21, 2014 7:33 AM

    No one ever said he was a mental giant. What about Randall Cunningham, Einstien? This guy had a couple good games with the Eagles and he has “Allusions of grandeur.”

  210. sidepull says: Jun 21, 2014 7:37 AM

    skolvikesskol says:
    Jun 20, 2014 11:14 PM
    Every qb before around 1913… Then reinvented by Tarkenton. Then perfected by Steve Young and Randal Cunningham. They could also read defenses and were far more accurate and went to a bunch of superbowls…. THEN came Ron Mexico and pretty much ruined it for future running qbs, because he never won anything.
    ____________________________________When the heck did Randall Cunningham go to a bunch of superbowls? Eagles fans would like to wake up this morning and see that the nightmare is over. Too bad.

  211. eagleswin says: Jun 21, 2014 7:39 AM

    Nick Foles has done more in less than a full season as a QB than Vick has done in any season in his career.

    I can’t believe teams wasted all that money on Vick even with his physical talent. He even admitted in his autobiography (ghost written of course) that he never studied, always lied to the coach and basically did what he wanted on the field.

    Yet people still defend him for being a coach killer. Vick has been and always will be about himself, having a good time, and trying to figure out what sucker will be wowed enough by an empty ESPN highlight to throw more millions at him.

    The only reason the Eagles signed him out of jail was because 2 of Reids kids were drug addicts and Reid was all about redemption because of that.

    The $100 million contract for a QB who had no desire or ability to read defenses was just plain insane.

  212. ubepunkedagain says: Jun 21, 2014 8:02 AM

    You had to be a running QB with those little tiny baby hands of yours. You and Bilgewater can get together and compare hand sizes and sucktitude.

  213. djstat says: Jun 21, 2014 8:26 AM

    Arrogant jerk. Cunningham, Steve McNair and Steve Young did a much more to change the game then you did. Animal killer should still be in Jail

  214. pastorbobs says: Jun 21, 2014 8:30 AM

    As so many have pointed out he certainly wasn’t the first, but those first few years he was absolutely the best running QB ever. It was exciting to watch him play, every snap you were hoping the play broke down and he would tuck it and run. His speed was electrifying.

  215. ialwayswantedtobeabanker says: Jun 21, 2014 8:31 AM

    Randall Cunningham had some impressive running ability. So did Steve Young. There was a guy before my time (Bobby Douglass) who rushed for nearly 1,000 yards in a 14 game season.

    I credit Vick for taking ownership of his egregious behavior with dogs — that was beyond despicable, but he took full accountability, was very remorseful and has gone the extra extra mile since to look out for dogs and make amends.

    Vick’s also been a great teammate since his return – he deserves a lot of credit for that too.

    And though Vick authored some absolutely spectacular plays on the ground, I do think there were some other special QBs who could use their legs.

    And Vick’s harmless comments here are not as anywhere near as offensive as Bradshaw’s “Peyton is great if you like losing Super Bowls” dig. I’m a Steelers fan from western PA — and it doesn’t sit well that Bradshaw, who is pushing 70 now, continues to show the immaturity and childish nature of a self-absorbed teenager. Take a cue from Tom Brady, Troy Aikman, Kurt Warner, etc. – and just let your play do the talking, while what comes out of your piehole is classy and respectful.

  216. rustedcreek says: Jun 21, 2014 8:42 AM

    Wow! A lot of posts.
    I have to be a homer here and remind people of Steve Grogan back in the day.
    Damn, I loved that guy!

  217. tennesseeoilers says: Jun 21, 2014 8:46 AM

    What Michael Vick would’ve said about his legacy if he was completely genuine:

    “It’s true that I am a player who changed the game for running quarterbacks. Players like Randall Cunningham, Steve Young and Steve McNair opened the door and changed the game for me and then I kicked the door wide open. Unfortunately, my legacy also includes bad decisions I made off the field and things I did. In fact, that’s the only part of my legacy many people know about … and I regret that.”

  218. realskipbayless says: Jun 21, 2014 8:57 AM

    You started the dog fighting gig.

  219. nyneal says: Jun 21, 2014 9:03 AM

    Vick is dumb, as usual.
    I guess he never heard of Bobby Douglass, Fran Tarkenton, Randall Cunningham, or Steve Young.
    Vick will be remembered for one thing, and we all know it had nothing to do with football.

  220. lichnor says: Jun 21, 2014 9:08 AM

    How does a player who is used to getting attention, but is currently getting no attention, get attention? This comment by Vick.

    (Golf clap) congratulations Michael, you just successfully trolled the entire NFL media complex.

  221. chrisk61 says: Jun 21, 2014 9:14 AM

    vick invented the running qb….chris johnson will get 2000 yrs…

    god bless the jets. this is rex’s last yr. new eng’s div again, for the umpteenth time, unless ej manuel breaks out and buff makes some noise.

  222. witchrunner says: Jun 21, 2014 9:21 AM

    Obviously, Vick is delusional. Sure, he can run, but a lot of people can. The fact is that he wouldn’t have had as many yards if he could read defenses and find receivers.

    I think Vick is the only one who sees Vick as a great QB. The reporters are just doing what they are trained to do, make a mountain out of a molehill.

    I’m not sure why anyone would want him on their team, except perhaps a team like the Jets that can’t find anyone other than a so-so QB to play.

    Admittedly, I’m undecided on whether I wish he’d just quit or play for another 60 years. I fear that once he stops playing, he’ll go back to his other profession. After all, he’s never really apologized nor seemed to have shown any recognition that dog fighting is mean and cruel. I always thought that the appropriate punishment would have been to round up all the participants and set up the same system: each week that have dual matches to the death. Could show it on live cable TV and make a lot of money!

  223. 4thputt says: Jun 21, 2014 9:25 AM

    Staubach has 2 Super Bowl wins . . . ’nuff said!

  224. wishingtonredslur says: Jun 21, 2014 9:29 AM

    He did all that in a 12 game season? Amazing.

  225. 1wildfan1 says: Jun 21, 2014 9:46 AM

    I wish he would be quiet. Every time tired old pathetic Francis Tarkenton FINALLY shuts his yapper, someone says something like this and his geriatric old keister gets his dander up again, and he’s like a 3 year old at Christmas…just giddy to be relevant for 5 more minutes. Sad

  226. steves11 says: Jun 21, 2014 9:51 AM

    Vick didn’t start the trend of running quarterbacks. Anyone ever heard of Randall Cunningham?

  227. 2difshoe says: Jun 21, 2014 9:51 AM

    Vick and Peterson should exchange wedding vows….in a Church full of mirrors !

  228. bucsorbust says: Jun 21, 2014 9:51 AM

    The only things Mike Vick will ever get credit for is getting injured in the season and cruelty to animals. Doesn’t matter if he served his time. He’s a loser.

  229. bucsorbust says: Jun 21, 2014 9:54 AM

    Mike Vick. The pre-Manziel. Another short career by a tiny QB riddled by injuries on the way!

  230. eagleswin says: Jun 21, 2014 10:15 AM

    Wow. It was only a year ago that people were telling Eagles fans to quit complaining about Michael Vick and that we would miss him if we got rid of him and Nick Foles was starting.

    We were told that we didn’t properly appreciate him. A year later those same people always knew that Vick sucked and can’t remember what they were saying 1 year ago.

  231. musiccitymiracle2 says: Jun 21, 2014 10:19 AM

    He certainly wasn’t the first and won’t be the last. The next run-first QB to win the SB will be the first. Yeah, Steve Young won, but he wasn’t a run-first guy…he was a pass-first guy. After that, there’s no one. McNair if he had won? Nope, he was pass-first at that stage of his career.

    All Mike did was tease us. Great runner, great arm, lousy passer, not QB-smart. Gives guys like Vince Young a chance. VY had highlight plays too – every great athlete does – but did not have the QB smarts to play the position. It’s a prerequisite – yeah, you need an arm too, but not too many have both.

    Mike is delusional. He changed the game only in showing how much off-the-field matters.

    Jim Mora, Sr. said it best: “Coach-killer”.

  232. alshonbrandontandem says: Jun 21, 2014 10:27 AM

    “No, I’m the best”

    Richard Sherman

  233. kingpel says: Jun 21, 2014 10:34 AM

    Vick was a one dimensional player who showed he could not consistently make the big throws or develop the ability to be effective in the pocket. Even after he suffered injury after injury he could not develop his passing game. He was an explosive runner and could occasional hit the big pass, but you knew this guy never had what it took to play three good games against three good teams to win a Super Bowl.

  234. wjmoffatt says: Jun 21, 2014 10:40 AM

    NY Jets, Hands on favorites for the loudest and most self proclaimed best at everything team in the NFL….
    To bad that transitions to how many playoff wins?
    Zero….

  235. wjmoffatt says: Jun 21, 2014 10:41 AM

    Not to often do you hear teams already bringing up the past before the season even starts…I guess they won’t be winning this season then.

  236. jollyjoker2 says: Jun 21, 2014 10:44 AM

    No qb ever ran before Vick – they were all in wheelchairs LOL

  237. brettfavresmidget says: Jun 21, 2014 10:47 AM

    I’m pretty sure Vick invented the 1 read offense. Is Algae open? No. Run!

  238. icdogg says: Jun 21, 2014 10:55 AM

    As far as I’m concerned, Randall Cunningham was the best at that skill. No other QB before or since could run as good as he could. And he had a great arm and could punt also. But his downfall was that the offense was too improvisational and he generally had terrible offensive lines to work behind.

  239. karlpk says: Jun 21, 2014 11:33 AM

    He may be the precursor to the modern day hybrid QB – but that’s it. Guys like Newton and Kapernik and Wilson are all better than him at completing games they start and winning them too – Vick’s a great athlete and all but injury and prison time kept him from achieving what he wanted to as a QB
    I’m a Packers fan and I’ll always remember how good he was when he beat GB in GB in the cold in the playoffs on his first try – sky was definitely the limit back then

  240. realitycheckbaby says: Jun 21, 2014 11:37 AM

    Narcissistic dog killer.

    I never wish for injuries of anyone, but…

  241. phillyphanatic77 says: Jun 21, 2014 11:49 AM

    I certainly agree about that Madden comment… it was completely unfair to play with the Falcons back in the day. Vick was unstoppable. And he is arguably the best running QB of all/time, but he certainly didn’t start it; I mean McNabb and Cunningham, two of his predecessors with the Birds, were both scary dual-threats during their respective primes.

  242. bigbwoy000 says: Jun 21, 2014 11:50 AM

    Michael Vick twice played in the same offense that made Super Bowl champs out of mobile QB’s like Montana, Young & Elway. In Atlanta with Jim Mora Jr, & in Philly with Andy. Vick failed in both spots miserably & both coaches that started him in those offensive schemes got fired. He played originally in a version of an offense that made a 2 time SB champion out of scrambling/mobile Roger Staubach & Elway piloted to 4 SB’s. Vick failed miserably there as well, getting Reeves fired in Atlanta. But according to Vick “The things I’ve done, I’ve pretty much surpassed myself and expectations”. Although he is a playoff failure (2-3 lifetime), he’s exceeded his expectations. That statement perfectly explains why every coach that has believed in Michael Vick has lost their job over it.

  243. thenewguy12 says: Jun 21, 2014 12:14 PM

    Steve Young roasting the Vikings for a 50 yard touchdown in the late 80s says Vick is full of crap. Unlike Vick, Young figured out that you had to be able to throw the football with accuracy too.

  244. craigkintexas says: Jun 21, 2014 12:20 PM

    I wonder how many voices he hears?

  245. billytodd2013blbaad says: Jun 21, 2014 12:24 PM

    ahhhhh how about Randall Cunningham, Kordell Stewart, Steve Young, sory Mike but you not only did not invent the Running QB but there’s a long line of much better ones ahead of you so go ahead and take your spot in the line and settle on being nothing more than a medicore player!

  246. tvguy22 says: Jun 21, 2014 12:26 PM

    So glad this distraction is out of Philly.

  247. fishyinalittledishy says: Jun 21, 2014 12:35 PM

    What is it about the Jets that turn people into sound bite buffoons. Why do you think the elite players never talk about themselves like that. Maybe people don’t need reminding how good they were or are.

  248. packersgreenbay says: Jun 21, 2014 12:54 PM

    Didn’t start it… Just brought it back

  249. oldcracker says: Jun 21, 2014 1:07 PM

    The forward pass was not part of the original game. What does Vick think they did before that???

  250. mushmouth2 says: Jun 21, 2014 1:40 PM

    …and he invented the Internet. Oh wait, that was Al Gore.

  251. jayblack073 says: Jun 21, 2014 1:58 PM

    He’s not saying he’s the first running QB in existence, you dolts. He’s saying he started the TREND. Mobile QBs are kind of the next thing, and to Vick’s credit, he did change the way game is played.

  252. TheWizard says: Jun 21, 2014 2:07 PM

    Bobby Douglas and a Young Steve Grogan

    Grogan called his own plays and at least made it to a Super Bowl.

    Vick’s sense of history starts when he was born.

  253. 1phillyphan says: Jun 21, 2014 2:32 PM

    His time in ATL he was more of a glorified RB playing QB. He was told to run first pass second . He only threw the ball for an avg of 19.6 times a game. But…, When he came to Philly he was coached to be a QB first. Meaning pass first. The results were better then most give him credit for. In 4 seasons in Philly ( I didn’t include year 1 where he was the 3rd string QB and only threw the ball 9 times and rushed it 17). His Philly QB Stats are pretty amazing. He threw for 10,000 yrds with 57 TD’s to 33 INT’s with an avg QB rating of 88.6. He ran the ball for 1,900 yrds with another 13 TD’s. If he wasn’t wasted away in ATL and was used as Andy Reid used him He would be around 240 TD passes. Which is more then alot of Hall Of fame QB’s. Not to mention his rushing ability.

  254. Brinke says: Jun 21, 2014 2:51 PM

    wonder what Fran and Roger the Dodger have to say on this subject?

    Clearly, THEY were the first.

    What a dope.

  255. truths4all says: Jun 21, 2014 3:20 PM

    In 13 years in the NFL, Vick has 5,857 yards rushing and 21,489 yards passing for 128 TDs and 85 INTs. Vick has started 107 regular season games producing 58 wins, 48 losses and one tie.

    In 18 years in the NFL, Tarkenton had 3674 yards rushing and 47,003 yards passing for 342 TDs and 266 INTs. Tarkenton started 239 regular season games producing 124 wins, 109 losses and 6 ties.

    Based on their stats, there is no doubt that Tarkenton is vastly superior to Vick. Vick is dreaming in his own dream world, again.

  256. simonator917 says: Jun 21, 2014 5:03 PM

    You were the best running qb, but not the first. That’d be like Michael Jordan saying he was the first-ever basketball player.

  257. nonetruerthanblue says: Jun 21, 2014 5:49 PM

    What an idiot? U did not, Vick

  258. omniscientmoi says: Jun 21, 2014 6:58 PM

    You people who keep raising Vick’s conviction for dog-fighting should give it a rest. Vick admitted what he did, paid his debt to society and appears to be living life on the straight-and-narrow. What more do you want from him? Blood?

  259. rainsarge says: Jun 22, 2014 12:04 AM

    Tark 518 winning pct 196ypg 15ryd
    MV7 .532 winning pct 197ypg 53ryd
    Tark didn’t have a winning season for 1st3 seasons as a starter
    MV7 didn’t have a losing season 1st3 seasons as a starter
    Tark much more durable rarely missed a start MV7 rarely completed a season.
    Tark threw a lot of picks unlike MV7 and was somewhat erratic as a passer until late in his career had his 1st 60% season at 33 Vick had his 1st at30.
    The idea that Vick is an awful player stinking up the league is wrong and the idea Tark was a dominant player and Vick can hold his jockstrap is wrong.
    If Vick continues to play he will become a really good passer.

  260. revelation123 says: Jun 23, 2014 7:46 AM

    Vick may have given a jumpstart to the very recent trend of mobile QBs, but he didn’t start it. There were many good mobile QBs before him; like Steve Young.

    While Vick may have put mobile QBs back in mind, it’s probably Aaron Rodgers which solidified the rise of the mobile QB.

  261. lorcanbonda says: Jun 23, 2014 9:13 AM

    In a way, Michael Vick is right. He took the idea of running quarterback so far that he believed he needed no other teammates to help him out.

    He’s the first of one type of quarterback — “coach killer.” Fran Tarkenton, Steve Young, and Randall Cunningham were not nearly as successful at killing careers.

    Michael Vick is in the medieval astronomer class. The entire universe revolves around him no matter what those so-called experts say.

  262. terribletowlie says: Jun 23, 2014 11:35 AM

    Lesson, children….
    before the 1978 implementation of the Mel Blount Rule, all QB’s did some running…..passing didn’t really come into vogue in the NFL until the 60′s even with a few passers here and there like Johnny U and YA Tittle, Sammy Baugh and Bobby Lane, they still ran some….thus the name 1/4 back, you know…. like 1/2 back, fullback…. starting to get it?

    its sad todays fan seems to know so little of football history….
    Passing didn’t become the rage until really, the Air Coryell days of the AFL along with Paul Brown’s new west coast offense which was taken to new hieghts by his former OC Bill Walsh, Coryell assistant the latew great CHuck Noll didn’t do too bad with a guy named Bradshaw, nor Landry’s Cryboys, and we can’t forget Oakland’s Mad Bombers under AL Davis and later Madden…..Minnesota had great success with guys who could do both like Tarkenton and Joe Kapp. before that it was pretty much Woody Hayes football across the land
    Very disappointing that an employee of the NFL and the game of Football knows so little of the history or the game itself.
    being from the 2 week memory generation is no excuse either as this info is available to anybody who wishes to learn
    I doubt Vick’s #’s are that far off of any QB’s of the 60′s-mid 70′s…and I can’t leave out a guy named Archie Manning who also did pretty well as a complete player for what his position called for.

  263. terribletowlie says: Jun 23, 2014 11:54 AM

    Big Ben probably has probably 3x the rushing yards of Vick if you count all the side to side and backwards behind the line running he’s done to find an open WR (something Vick does at less the 50% accuracy) and has over 1000 positive rushing yards at the size and speed of an average DE…..just off the top of my head, but I pretty sure Bradshaw had close to 3000 rushing yards in his career and was definitely not known as a “running QB” just being a QB has been good enough for the historically winning QB’s in this league

  264. terribletowlie says: Jun 23, 2014 12:00 PM

    somebody made an ignorant comment about the read option as if its something new…..

    until 1978 the option was the most used offense in football (all levels) finding a passer was harder to do then than finding a glorified RB to throw when Vick came out

  265. ninermadman says: Jun 23, 2014 8:05 PM

    Sure you did, Mike. I invented the question mark.

  266. faaast1 says: Jun 24, 2014 7:00 AM

    2 words – Fran Tarkenton.
    He led the Vikings to 3 Super Bowls.
    How many Super Bowls have you attended, Mr. Vick. That is, except as a spectator.

  267. Ed Bandell says: Jun 25, 2014 3:49 PM

    I didn’t know Vick played in the era before the Forward Pass was allowed. Back then EVERY QB was a running QB.

    Just because you ran around a lot because your field vision was too poor to make a proper read and throw the ball doesn’t mean you changed the game. Your impact didn’t lead to anything because while you were out running around you also were getting your head knocked off and getting injured all the time.

    You changed nothing. Teams know they can’t with with a run first QB. You HAVE to be able to pass and if you have mobility and can run around some, that’s just a bonus.

  268. starcatcher56 says: Jun 26, 2014 11:29 AM

    Too many hits to the head, Michael????

  269. 8oneanddones says: Jun 26, 2014 3:59 PM

    What about Steve Young? His game winning scramble vs. the Vikings was classic.

  270. eleventyeight says: Jun 26, 2014 7:51 PM

    I can’t believe i’m saying so, but Kordell Stewart was a far more accomplished “running QB” than Vick is at this point; Stewart took the Steelers to two AFCCG’s and several great seasons. If he’d had a longer career he might have even won a SB [though the *Patriots might have stolen one in ’01 ;-).

    Anyway, Steve Young, Fran Tarkenton, Randall Cunningham and others might have a bit of a disagreement with Mr. Vick.

    Oh- and none of those guys had a hobby of killing man’s best friend…

  271. dcstinks says: Jun 28, 2014 12:57 PM

    AS an Eagle Fan I am astonished Vick would say that. I am sure when he passed Cunningham’s jersey or noticed his name in the Ring of Honor he has to have a realization of who he was. Not only Cunningham, Mcnair, McNabb, Young, Stewart, Tarkenton just to name a few.

    Vick stop trying to put yourself up on the pedestal and be who you are. Be the legend you became and your game will over shadow any comments that you or the public have.

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