Michael Vick: I Can Run for 1,000 Yards Next Year

Mike Vick runs for yardage

With a newly signed deal and a fresh opportunity in Philadelphia with a new coach, Eagles quarterback Michael Vick seems extremely optimistic about the future.

While talking on ESPN’s Mike and Mike in the Morning earlier, Vick made it clear that he believes he can put up historic rushing numbers for a quarterback this season. Even better than his record 1,039 yard total in 2006 with the Atlanta Falcons.

Vick said on Mike and Mike in the Morning that he expects “to be one of the elite quarterbacks in the league again” playing for Chip Kelly. And he referenced his final season with the Falcons, when he ran for an NFL quarterback record 1,039 yards, as something he believes he can match.

“In 2006 I ran for 1,000 yards — and it wasn’t hard,” Vick said. “I feel like I still can do that.”

I think it is good to see Vick with so much belief in himself after a couple of disappointing seasons. At age 33 though, I’m not completely sure Vick rushing that much is great for his body.

But I am excited to see him in this new offense, so he may just be right about his potential in it.