Michael Vick
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The electrifying one at quarterback, Michael Vick, believes he can still beat Patrick Mahomes and Lamar Jackson in a foot race.

NEW YORK, NY—Michael Vick is a four-time NFL Pro-Bowler. He also holds the NFL record for career average yards-per-carry (7.0), career rushing yards by a quarterback (6109) and rushing yards by a QB in a single season (1,039).

The 2010 NFL Comeback Player of the Year was in attendance at CC Sabathia’s LegaCCy Foundation Gala to honor the pitcher’s legendary baseball career including 11 years with the New York Yankees.

Celebrities, star athletes and former/ current teammates were in attendance to celebrate the special occasion.

“He’s everything. He’s a pioneer in his respective profession,” Vick said. “Respect everything he’s done. Even to this day, him going out with a bang, good to see all the support appreciating everything he’s done and I’m certainly one of those guys.”

Vick knows a thing or two about playing quarterback from his days in the NFL, spending 13 seasons with the Falcons, Eagles, Jets and Steelers.

There was nothing like playing with Vick in Madden NFL 2004 with his 99 speed and destroying everyone in your way. But Vick isn’t the only speedy gun-slinger out there.

Patrick Mahomes, Lamar Jackson and Vick in a 40-yard dash. Who takes it?

“I win no doubt. I’d beat a lot of guys. If it’s not DeSean Jackson, I’m beating everybody in the 40-yard dash.”

Well played.

It wasn’t just all trash talk for Vick, who gave some high praise to the new crop of young NFL quarterbacks taking the league by storm.

“These guys are really good and really good at a young age. I did some things at 22 I never thought I could do. And certainly, they are far more advanced than where we were when we were younger.”

Mahomes set the league on fire in 2018, winning the NFL MVP as a rookie while compiling over 5000 passing yards and 50 touchdowns. Through the first two games of 2019, Lamar Jackson has been spectacular.

In Week 2 of this season, he became the first player in NFL history to have 250+ passing yards and 120+ rushing in the same game.

During his rookie season in 2002, Vick broke a then NFL record with 171 rushing yards versus the Minnesota Vikings on December 1.

He also tied for third in Falcon’s history for the best touchdown-to-interception ratio in a season. He had a streak of 177 passes without an interception in 2002 as the Falcons finished with a 9–6–1 win-loss-tie record and reached the playoffs.

Vick is still around the game in his post-football life, serving as a commentator/ analyst for FOX’s Sunday NFL Kickoff, the network’s one hour NFL pregame show leading into FOX NFL Sunday. Just like the rest of us, he’ll be watching the next generation of star quarterbacks come onto the scene.

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