Happy Birthday! Vick’s best plays with the Atlanta Falcons

Michael Vick, Atlanta Falcons. (Photo by Joe Murphy/NFLPhotoLibrary)
Michael Vick, Atlanta Falcons. (Photo by Joe Murphy/NFLPhotoLibrary) /
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Happy Birthday, Michael Vick! The former Atlanta Falcons quarterback, Madden cover athlete, Pro Bowl, and most exciting player of his decade turned 39 Wednesday.

It’s easy to get caught up in the “what could’ve been” with Vick. What if he had prepared like he did when he got a second chance? What if he would’ve delivered the Atlanta Falcons their first Super Bowl?

What if… a lot of things.

But two things are fact: he was born and he played for the Falcons. And if the Georgia Dome was the house Deion built, Vick sure did renovate it.

In celebration of his big day, let’s take a look at some of his top moments in the red and black. Before he was nothing more than a back up in Pittsburgh and New York.

And for the kids who didn’t get to see him play, the highlights don’t do him justice. It’s like only being able to see an Allen Iverson crossover on replay, or only getting to see Kobe’s 81 point performance in a segmented highlight version.

Vick brought so much energy and excitement when he stepped onto the field, win or lose, you were in for a treat. On a personal note, he’s the player that got me into football. I grew out my hair and rocked the number seven, I even tried to learn how to throw lefty.

Playing on Madden with him? That was a different story. He was more dominant on that video game than any athlete… ever. Even in real life the man was a human joystick, and this was before Steph Curry started launching 35 foot bombs with ease.

But enough of that, onto the highlight reel.