Andy Reid, Patrick Mahomes and his (in)evitable regression
By Jalon Dodson
The next quarterback on this list is Michael Vick. The 2010 campaign notwithstanding (in order to get an accurate assumption for this article), Vick had an impressive season in 2011, even though he only started 13 games. His lack of passing touchdowns was a red flag, but he was still able to provide the Eagles with decent quarterback performance for his age.
2011 (started only 13 games, third season with Reid – second as a starter)
253/423 completions/attempts, 3303 passing yards, 59.8% completion rate, 18 touchdowns, 14 interceptions; 589 rush yards, 1 touchdown
While not necessarily great, Vick still had a decent season given the archetype that he was: a scrambling quarterback. Still nimble on his feet, Vick was able to rush for nearly 600 yards in addition to 3303 yards through the air. His performance a season later would be cut short to just 10 games. Due to this, numbers based on his 2012 season averages will be included as well as the original 10-game stat line.
2012 (10 games)
204/352 completions/attempts, 2362 yards, 58.1% completion rate, 12 touchdowns, 10 interceptions; 332 rush yards, 1 touchdown
2012 (adjusted to 16 games)
326/563 completions/attempts, 3779 yards, 57.9% completion rate, 19 touchdowns, 16 interceptions; 539 rushing yards, 1 touchdown
While his second season provided here was not much better than the first, he did not show any signs of regression. For his age, he remained at the level of play he had a season prior. After the 2012 season, Reid was fired and subsequently hired by the Chiefs in what started the current era, one of the best in the history of the franchise.