Pro Bowl Voting - Eagles quarterback Michael Vick is chasing the ultimate prize this season as the Birds try to win it all and he tries to capture the league’s MVP award.
Right now Vick is leading all players in Pro Bowl voting. He’s got 729,838 votes, while the struggling Peyton Manning is second with 691,146 votes. New England quarterback Tom Brady follows Manning with 623,074 votes, Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson is fourth with 591,598 votes and Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers rounds out the top five with 547,340 votes.
I think Vick’s number one competitor for the MVP award will be Brady, who is having an amazing year for a 10-2 squad. The Hall of Fame bound quarterback has thrown for 3029 yards with 27 touchdowns, only 4 interceptions and a 109 quarterback rating.
Vick has thrown for 2243 yards with 15 touchdowns, only 2 interceptions and a 105 quarterback rating. The Eagles quarterback has also run 467 yards and 6 touchdowns.
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Brady’s Patriots lead the league in scoring average per game at 31.6, while Vick’s Eagles are second and averaging 28.7 points per game. The Eagles lead the league in yards per game with an average of more than 400 yards per game, while the Pats are averaging a little over 350 yards per game.
“It’s a great honor, a great position to be in right now, because I haven’t made the Pro Bowl yet, but it’s a credit to my coaches, a credit to my teammates, Mike Kafka, Kevin Kolb, guys who just helped me get through this season,” Vick said. “I can’t do it without my team, I can’t do it without my teammates, I can’t do it without the offensive line, (wide receivers) DeSean (Jackson) and Jeremy (Maclin), can’t do it without them. I’m just thankful to have these guys in my life, these coaches in my life.”
I think Vick’s redemptive story could give him an advantage over Brady, but that’s only if he can lead the Birds to the playoffs. Brady has the Patriots in better position to make the playoffs and possibly get the number one seed in their conference. Still Vick is becoming a fan favorite because his personal story is so compelling.
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