Yes, Vick is a bit overrated. Although I don't like to use the word "overrated", but rather "overhyped." Anybody that actual rates him knows that he is very far from a complete QB that can sit back and throw the ball 30 times and win football games that way. But I do think that Vick is overhyped a bit because certain people give him a buzz that makes it sound like he's a complete QB, when he is far from it.
If the Falcons do manage to go to the Super Bowl, and win, I suspect Vick will regain his #1 spot as the best-selling jersey. Of course, if Roethlisberger goes to the Super Bowl, he might as well keep it.[/code]
Pudge, my man. Could not have said that any better. Overhyped. Absolutely. I suspect your anonymous guest is referring to the thread I started on my site where I stated that Vick should not be the highest paid player in the league because he is not the best overall. I said it was an insult to other more succesful QBs in the league.
What your guest failed to mention is that I said Vick has an unreal quality of being able to elevate those around him. He makes every single player on the Falcons play better. For that, he is extremely valuable.
To say he's the best QB is silly.
I never said he was the best QB - he is, however, the best at WHAT HE DOES which is win games with his feet (the whole team actually wins).
To say that his contract is an insult, IS AN INSULT! Vick is a franchise QB just like your Mannings, McNairs, Culpeppers, etc. You pay your FRANCHISE to stay with the team and produce wins and that is what Vick does. Games in which he has started since he has returned from a broken leg, the Falcons are 15-4. That to me says that he is worth every penny.
Not trying to jump your guns, just a little HYPED this week with all the smack talk I have been hearing all season long and now this week. Welcome to the board!