He completed his first NFL pass to wide receiver Tony Martin in the second quarter against the Carolina Panthers on September 23 and scored his first NFL touchdown on a two-yard rush in the fourth quarter to help the Falcons to a 24—16 victory. Louis Rams on January 6, In two starts and eight total games played that season, Vick completed 50 of passes for yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions. He rushed 31 times for yards 9.
The San Diego Chargers had the number-one selection but traded it to Atlanta Falcons the day before the draft for the Falcons' first- and third-round picks in He completed his first NFL pass to wide receiver Tony Martin in the second quarter against the Carolina Panthers on September 23 and scored his first NFL touchdown on a two-yard rush in the fourth quarter to help the Falcons to a 24—16 victory.
He accounted for of Atlanta's yards in the season finale against the St. Louis Rams on January 6, In two starts and eight total games played that season, Vick completed 50 of passes for yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions. He rushed 31 times for yards 9. Vick made 15 starts inmissing one game against the New York Giants on October 13 with a sprained shoulder.
He had carries for yards and eight rushing touchdowns. Vick set numerous single-game career highs during the season, including in passes completed, pass attempts and passing yards.
Vick also set a then-NFL record for most rushing yards by a quarterback in a single game with against the Minnesota Vikings on December 1, broken by Colin Kaepernick in He had a streak of passes without an interception as the Falcons finished with a 9—6—1 win-loss-tie record and reached the playoffs.
On January 4,Vick led the Falcons to an upset victory over the heavily favored Green Bay Packers 27—7 in the first playoff round. Vick was named to his first Pro Bowl after the season. Vick at the Pro Bowl Vick suffered a fractured right fibula during a preseason game before the season against the Baltimore Ravens.
He missed the first 11 games of the regular season, making his debut in week Vick substituted for quarterback Doug Johnson in the third quarter of a game against the Houston Texans on November 30, completing 8 of 11 passes for 60 yards and rushing for 16 yards on three carries.
He started his first game of the season against the Carolina Panthers on December 7 and amassed the third-highest rushing total by a quarterback in NFL history with yards on 14 carries and one touchdown. The Falcons won the game 21— Vick ended the season with a 21—14 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars on December 28 in which he completed 12 of 22 passes for yards with two touchdowns and an interception.
Vick returned to form inpassing for 2, yards with 14 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. He added yards of rushing and three touchdowns as the Falcons finished with an 11—5 record. On October 31, in a game against the Denver Broncoshe became the first quarterback to throw for more than yards and rush for over yards in the same game.
Louis Rams in that game, but lost the following week to the Philadelphia Eagles in the conference championship game. Vick, whose single-season rushing total was the third-highest for a quarterback in NFL history, was named to his second Pro Bowl after the season after leading Atlanta to their third division title.
In a letter to Vick, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said the quarterback had admitted to conduct that was "not only illegal, but also cruel and reprehensible. Goodell left open the possibility of reinstating Vick depending on how he cooperated with federal and state authorities.
At his July 26 arraignment, the terms of his bail barred him from leaving Virginia before the November trial—  effectively ending any realistic chance of Vick playing a down in On August 27, Falcons owner Arthur Blank said at a press conference that the Falcons would seek to recover a portion of Vick's signing bonus.
He said the team had no immediate plans to cut ties with Vick, citing salary-cap issues. The arbitrator agreed with the Falcons' contention that Vick knew he was engaging in illegal activity when he signed his new contract inand that he had used the bonus money to pay for the operation.
Atlanta general manager Thomas Dimitroff said NFL rules allowed teams to trade the contractual rights to suspended players. InESPN's John Clayton said few general managers were in a strong enough position to consider taking a chance on Vick, and even then most NFL owners would be concerned about a fan and media backlash.
There was also no chance of Vick resurrecting his career in the Canadian Football Leaguehe said.
In any case, Clayton said it would be nearly impossible for a convicted felon to get a Canadian work visa. He did think, however, that Vick would be "unstoppable" if he decided to play in the Arena Football League.
Vick was allowed to participate in all team practices and meetings as well as the Eagles' last two preseason games. He was eligible to play in the third week of the regular season.
In week 13 against the Falcons, Vick both threw and ran for a touchdown, his first scores since December The award honors players who "exemplify commitment to the principles of sportsmanship and courage". They know what I've been through.
I've been through a lot. It's been great to come back and have an opportunity to play and be with a great group of guys. I'm just ecstatic about that and I enjoy every day. In the team's NFC wildcard game against the Dallas Cowboys on January 9,Vick threw the longest touchdown pass of his career to rookie Jeremy Maclin for a yard touchdown.
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