Reported a couple minutes ago, Michael Vick beat Mike Williams out for comeback player of the year during the 2010 season, by a margin of 29.5 to 8 votes. More after the jump.
Did he deserve it? In my eyes, yes.
It isn't about what Vick or Mike did to cause their respective falls from grace and therein rise back up. You have to ask yourself: who poised themselves for a better comeback?
You look at Mike Williams, who after being drafted by the Lions essentially ate himself out of the league. Three years later or so, Mike Williams has a family and kids to feed. He hooks up with his old coach Pete Carroll in Seattle, and quickly finds himself to be the #1 receiver on a playoff team.
Michael Vick, on the other hand, had a catastrophic downswing in the form of felonious convictions and jail-time. Vick, at the beginning of the season wasn't even a starter. By the end of the year, he was around the top 3 QBs of the season -- while Mike Williams did good, he was definitely not near the top of the receiver class this year.
So essentially you have a guy who fell out of the league and came back to have a fairly decent year, versus a guy who went to jail and then came back to being one of the most threatening QBs in the league. You have to compare how low each person went, and then how high each person went. In my eyes, Michael Vick went lower, and peaked higher, across the board.
I'll open the floor to discussion now. Who do you feel deserved it?