Michael Vick became one of the most polarizing and fascinating stories of the 2010 NFL season the moment Eagles coach Andy Reid decided to permanently bench Kevin Kolb. Even in the off-season, the buzz only figures to increase with Vick's canceling his scheduled appearance with Oprah Winfrey and the Eagles' decision to place the franchise tag on him.
But behind all the debate and hyperbole, his stats told a historically unique story. In 12 games, Vick threw for 3,018 yards while rushing for 676 yards. How many men, other than Vick, have ever thrown for 3,000 yards and ran for 600 yards in the same season? Three. Here they are:
No. 3 Daunte Culpepper
In 2002, Culpepper threw for 3,853 yards and ran for 609 yards. His 28 total touchdowns (18 passing, 10 rushing) couldn’t hide his deficiencies, though. Culpepper threw 23 interceptions and posted a 75.3 quarterback rating. Although Minnesota led the NFL in rushing, the Vikings went 6-10 under head coach Mike Tice. Culpepper put up gaudier numbers in 2004 (4,717 yards, 39 TDs, 11 picks), but he never again came close to being as much of a dual threat as he was in '02.
No. 2 Donovan McNabb
In his second season out of Syracuse in 2000, McNabb became the full-time starting quarterback of the Eagles. McNabb threw for 3,365 yards and rushed for 629. He accounted for 27 combined TDs (against 13 interceptions) and led the Eagles to an 11-5 record and a second-place finish in the NFC East. McNabb wasn’t at his career-best in 2000 -- he would complete a higher percentage of his passes while throwing fewer interceptions in six future seasons -- but he may have been at his most dangerous.
No. 1 Randall Cunningham
Cunningham didn’t throw for 3,000 yards and rush for 600 just once. He did it in three consecutive seasons for the Eagles from 1988-'90. (Is there something about dual-threat QBs in Philly?) Cunningham’s best effort? In 1990, he threw for 3,466 yards and 30 TDs and rushed for 942 yards and five TDs. Cunningham and the Eagles made the playoffs in all three seasons but never made it past the divisional round. McNabb has won more playoff games (nine) than all the others on this list combined.