Michael Vick needs to come with an extended warranty when he hits the field. Only once in his career has he managed to stay healthy for the entire slate of 16 games. And that was when he was playing in a much different offense. Under rookie head coach Chip Kelly, Vick is required to be more active in the backfield, rolling out and sprinting downfield with the ball. Vick recorded his career longest run last night,61 yards, but took another beating.
In week two, Vick received a vicious blow from a San Diego Chargers defender, one that sent him to the sidelines. Last evening, Vick has sacked five times and one of the sacks from Chiefs linebacker Justin Houston sent him out of the game. Vick fumbled on the play with two minutes remaining, and sealed the win for Kansas City.
Vick has not looked as sharp as he did in the season opener and is starting to turn the ball over, adding three last night. One interception was a pick six for the Chiefs.
While some of the younger, mobile quarterbacks such as Cam Newton or Colin Kaepernick have larger frames, Vick is diminutive in size by comparison. Plain and simple, he’s not 26 any more. These blows are going to take a serious toll on him and it’s becoming evident it’s now just a matter of time before he suffers a serious injury.