Michael Vick's return to prominence has been one of the biggest stories in the league season. The 30-year-old quarterback leads the league with a 105.3 quarterback rating and has the Eagles 5-3 at the halfway point, thanks in large part to his improved abilities as a pocket passer. In that vein, no statistic is more telling of Vick's transformation than his zero turnovers.
But how important has Vick been to the Eagles' success thus far? Well, ESPN's Adam Schefter makes the case that Vick is the NFL's Most Valuable Player at the midpoint of the season.
"Through the first half of the season, no player has been more valuable than Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick," Schefter writes. "In the games in which Vick has played the entire game, the Eagles are 3-0. In the three wins with Vick, the Eagles have averaged 29.7 points and looked as though they could explode for more at any moment.
"He has improved his fundamentals and mechanics and still has not thrown an interception. Vick is playing well enough to take the Eagles to Super Bowl XLV and take home the NFL MVP award."
It's tough to argue with Schefter. Vick did take home the NFC Offensive Player of the Month award in September and bounced back from his three-game absence with a rib injury to capture NFC Offensive Player of the Week honors following the 26-24 win over the Indianapolis Colts. So sure, there's a lot of work left to do this season for Vick and the team alike, but after what we've seen from Vick thus far, would you bet against him?
-- Posted by Bo Wulf, 9:05 a.m., November 12