Michael Vick owes Andy Reid his life.

I know that may be a bit overboard, but the fact is that Vick owes Andy Reid a ton. Upon being released from prison in 2008, Vick wasn’t sure he’d get another shot in the league.

The first and maybe only phone call Vick got after his release was from Big Red himself. Vick, of course, went on to win the Philadelphia Eagles starting quarterback job a year later, signed another $100 million contract and is now out of debt.

Vick acknowledges what Reid did for him, says that the new Kansas City Chiefs head coach is one of the greatest men he’s ever met.

“Andy Reid is somebody who will go down in my book as one of the greatest coaches of all time and one of the greatest men I’ve ever met,” Vick said.

Vick and Reid reportedly have an amazing relationship, and one that goes well beyond the game of football. Reid gave Vick some tips on the game of life.

“It’s different. It’s definitely different knowing coach Reid is on the other side,” Vick said. “But that is just where our lives took us to the situation that we’re in right now. I will never forget the opportunities that were given to me by this organization, by Andy Reid. That will never change."

Vick and the Eagles will revisit Reid on Thursday night when he comes back to town as the Chiefs take on Philly.

“But I think at some point, once the game starts, we’ll find some gratitude from the competition standpoint having the chance to go up against one another. But it’s not me against Andy Reid. It’s not us against Andy Reid. It’s the Philadelphia Eagles against the Kansas City Chiefs.”

This article was written by Glenn Erby. Follow him on Twitter here and read more of his work here


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