This was a stark change from 2010, when Vick returned to national prominence and for a time was in the discussion for NFL MVP. That year was Vick's first big step back onto the national stage since being released from prison after serving time for his association with a dog-fighting ring, and there were heated reactions to just about anything written or said about him.
This past season was different. There were still varied opinions on Vick. How responsible was he for his turnovers? How much blame did he deserve for the Eagles' struggles? But these were the kinds of arguments that surround nearly any quarterback on any disappointing team. While there were occasional reminders - at one Vick endorsement event in Philadelphia one woman pointedly asked what he was doing to help dogs trained to fight - for the most part it seemed that the city decided the debate had been well flogged and just moved on.
Vick was cordial, as always, with the media. Despite his star status, he was one of the better guys to talk to in the locker room, again, influencing the way he's seen by reporters. And aside from the day he signed his big, new contract and truly seemed to have come full circle, I can't remember very many questions about his "journey" or "coming back from where you were" or lessons learned in prison.
Many still disliked Vick, many still loved him, but the two sides seemed to realize there was no convincing the others and left the arguments to the game.
And for football fans, that seems to be the case overall. According to Forbes, 60 percent of "hardcore" NFL fans like Vick. Maybe that's because big football fans care more about his play than history. Maybe they're more aware of his off-field work, which was constantly highlighted on pregame shows during 2010.
In either case, the survey is a reminder that even if the Vick arguments seem settled here - particularly among football fans - and are now part of the background rather than in the forefront, his crime still resonates with many Americans.
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