Why is Michael Vick trending on Twitter?

Our Twitter followers have asked us why Michael Vick was trending on Twitter. It isn’t National Anti-Animal Abuse Day nor has a new dog fighting scandal broken out, but one of PETA’s most notorious NFLers  put up MVP caliber numbers in last night’s Monday Night Football game.

The Philadelphia Eagles beat the Washington Redskins 59-28. Vick went 20/28 for 222 passing yards. Vick is known for his ability to run the ball, and last night was no exception; Vick was the second-leading rusher with 80 yards and 8 carries. The Eagles took a gamble when they signed Vick last summer, who had not played an NFL game since 2006, signing him to a $1.6 million contract for one year. This off season, Vick exercised a team option worth $5 million, but his contract expires at the end of the season

Vick’s career best game came on the heels of  Donvan McNabb five year $88 million contract with Washington Redskins.  McNabb played 10 seasons with the Eagles before being replaced by Vick, a risk that concerned many fans. News of McNabb’s contract has started rumors that a big contract is in store for Vick.

The Businessinsider.com is reporting last night’s game solidified a contract extension worth $50 million. It was just two Sundays ago that McNabb was benched for Rex Grossman leaving many football fans scratching their heads as to why McNabb got so much money.

The Eagles are currently 6-3, tied for first in the NFC East with the New York Giants. The team owes much of their success to Vick who leads the NFC in passing.

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