Video Game Vick‘s comeback season just got a little sweeter.
The Eagles’ quarterback, who sat out two seasons while serving a federal sentence for dogfighting, will start for the NFC in the Jan. 30 Pro Bowl in Honolulu.
Vick was selected in a leaguewide vote by NFL players, coaches and fans.
Vick made three Pro Bowls with Atlanta before he was suspended by the league and served jail time for running a dogfighting ring. This season, he has gone from a seldom-used backup to the NFC’s leading passer, the catalyst for Philadelphia’s dynamic offense.
He wasn’t really interested in talking about the Pro Bowl after the Minnesota Vikings upset the NFC East champion Eagles 24-14 in the NFL’s first Tuesday game since 1946.
“I’m not worried about the Pro Bowl right now,” he said. “There’s so many things going on in my head. I appreciate the Pro Bowl, but as of right now, I can’t even focus on that. It’s in oblivion right now.”
Besides Vick, the Eagles had four other players selected. Atlanta, which leads the NFC with a 12-3 record, had the most Pro Bowlers with seven, including quarterback Matt Ryan, receiver Roddy White and defensive end John Abraham.
New England (13-2), the AFC leader, had six Pro Bowlers, led by QB Tom Brady, the league’s top passer who will make his sixth trip to the game — provided the Patriots don’t make the Super Bowl. The game will be played the Sunday before the title game at Cowboys Stadium.
Now all he needs is that first Super Bowl ring. And a puppy.
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