Monday, November 30, 2015

Vick: NFL Network ranking 'a joke'

There are two things Michael Vick has never lacked: confidence and the respect of his peers.

Vick: NFL Network ranking 'a joke'

Quarterback Michael Vick ranked 70th in NFL Network´s Top 100 rankings. (Matt Rourke/AP)
Quarterback Michael Vick ranked 70th in NFL Network's Top 100 rankings. (Matt Rourke/AP)

There are two things Michael Vick has never lacked: confidence and the respect of his peers.

But in the NFL Network's Top 100 rankings, Vick came in at No. 70, which was way too low if you ask him.

"It's a joke," he told Mike Missanelli of 97.5 The Fanatic. "I won't say where I need to be. I'll let my peers and everybody else just decide on that. Maybe it was voted on by the peers, but I just disagree. I know how good I am and what I bring to the table for my football team. The things that I can do on the football field sometimes can be uncanny, but I give a lot of credit to my coaches and the people around me."

So far, eight quarterbacks have made the list. Tim Tebow came in at No. 95; Tony Romo at 91; Philip Rivers at 61; Peyton Manning at 50; Matthew Stafford at 41; Cam Newton at 40; and Eli Manning at 31.

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Several high-profile quarterbacks, like Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady, Drew Brees and Ben Roethlisberger have yet to be named.

In 2011, Vick ranked 19th in completion percentage (59.8 percent) and tied for 10th in yards per attempt (7.8). He threw 18 touchdowns and 14 interceptions.

"They got me ranked 70. I think the thing right now to do is just go prove why I feel like I should be even higher," Vick said. "So if that's what they felt based on what happened last year, then I've got to deal with it. It's motivation, so thank you, because they've motivated me to become a better player this year, so I'll have that in the back of my mind as I go out and play this year as well."

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