The Kansas City Chiefs are making their final preparations ahead of Super Bowl LVIII on Sunday as they hope to bring home their third Vince Lombardi Trophy of the Patrick Mahomes era.
No detail can be overlooked when playing for the world championship, and the Chiefs will have their hands full against the San Francisco 49ers and their quarterback Brock Purdy.
While Purdy may not be the same ground threat as Jalen Hurts, the QB that the defending champion Chiefs faced in last year’s big game, he is still very mobile and can take off for significant yardage when needed.
Per James Palmer, Kansas City head coach Andy Reid had former star QB Michael Vick at his team’s practice on Friday.
Per the pool report by @peter_king, Andy Reid had his former QB Michael Vick at practice today.
— James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) February 9, 2024
Vick was the archetype for today’s cadre of signal-callers who are equally adept at moving the chains with their legs as they are at connecting on pinpoint passes downfield.
He was the No. 1 pick in the 2001 draft, and in his first six pro seasons, all of which were spent with the Atlanta Falcons, he made the Pro Bowl three times while going over the 1,000 rushing-yard mark in 2006.
Of course, Vick’s career was nearly derailed in 2007 when he pleaded guilty to his involvement in a dogfighting ring, which resulted in him serving 21 months in a federal prison.
While the incident made him a villain in the minds of some, he had an excellent bounce-back season in 2010 after his release from prison when, as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles, he was named to the Pro Bowl and established new career-highs in pass completion percentage, passing yards, passing touchdowns, and rushing touchdowns.
That production earned him the Comeback Player of the Year award.