With Ben Roethlisberger on the shelf for a chunk of the season with a knee injury, Michael Vick will step into the spotlight against the Ravens in Thursday Night Football action. The 35-year-old Vick last started a game as a member of the Jets last season. It was a forgettable season for Vick, who ended the season with a 68.3 QB rating.
Thanks to a tumultuous off-field history and a reputation as one of the most electric quarterbacks in NFL history, Vick is anything but your standard backup. His presence attracts the attention of fans and bettors whenever he takes the field.
Sportsbooks have released props for Vick in Thursday night’s home game vs the Ravens. His passing yards at Sportsbook stands at Over/Under 230.5 with his total touchdown passes coming in at Over/Under 1.5. In 121 pass attempts last season Vick threw just three touchdowns.
Vick has lost some of the athleticism from early in his career, but he’s still a threat to run. Sportsbook has his total rushing yards set at Over/Under 37.5. In 26 rush attempts last season, he had 153 yards.
Vick is 2-1 SU for his career vs the Ravens. In his last start against them in 2012 as a member of the Eagles he threw for 371 yards and a touchdown while rushing for 34 yards.