Every breakup takes time to 100 percent get over, even ones that are peaceful without resistance.
Mike Vick seems to have come to grips that his time in Pittsburgh is over.
Vick recently removed his Steelers-themed profile picture and background photo on his Twitter page. His social media page previously stated he was a Steelers QB. He kept his Steelers-themed Twitter page through the offseason and into the regular season.
The free-agent quarterback played for Pittsburgh last season. He went 2-1 as their starting QB filling in for Ben Roethlisberger. Vick was 40 of 66 passing for 371 yards and had 2 touchdowns with 1 interception, resulting in a 79.8 passer rating last season.
His play on the field in 2015 was nowhere near the dynamic athletic brilliance we saw from him as a younger player in Atlanta and even Philadelphia. For that, the Steelers elected not to re-sign Vick during the offseason.
A glimmer of hope for a reunion came after news broke about Roethlisberger’s knee injury and his status going forward, but Vick’s phone never rang.
Is Vick’s NFL career over?
The four-time Pro Bowler and 2010 NFL Comeback Player of the Year said recently he would like to play again for one or two more years. Although teams have glossed over the 2001 No. 1 overall draft pick.
In Vick’s heyday, he was the best athlete in the NFL and one of the most popular sports figures in America. His status today is just another clear example that all athletes, no matter how good, have a shelf life.