Vick, nevertheless, didn't provide baseball a major idea. Rather he bypassed the last 2 years of college to play in the NFL. In desperate demand of a quarterback and a star, the Atlanta Falcons traded up to the No. 1 slot in the 2001 NFL draft and took your guy. Vick's incentive for turning pro was a six-year, $ 62 million agreement that consisted of a $ 15 million signing bonus. Playing sparingly his rookie year, Vick took over Atlanta's beginning quarterback task the following year, leading the Falcons to the playoffs and earning a spot in the Pro Bowl. After an injury reduced his 2003 period, Vick and his teammates caught the AFC South crown in 2004, losing to the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC Championship game.