For their introduction to the sports documentary space American digital media company Bleacher Report chose a compelling, timely subject, Michael Vick. Vick is an American football quarterback who is currently a free agent. He has previously played for the Atlanta Falcons, Philadelphia Eagles, New York Jets and Pittsburgh Steelers. His story is one of a classic rise and fall narrative.
Vick hits on some important points in the quarterback’s life and career, starting out with his upbringing in the projects of Newport News, Virginia to his emergence as a phenomenal Virginia Tech quarterback. We see the impact he had in the NFL as the number one overall draft pick with the Falcons.
Filmmaker Johnny Sweet depicts how much of a revolutionary talent Vick was, a combination of electrifying speed and agility who could launch the ball down the field effortlessly with a flick of his wrist.