Michael Vick's Entire Season Is Riding On This Piece Of Declassified Military Equipment

In his first nine NFL seasons, Michael Vick has only played a full 16-game schedule once (2006). But thanks to a piece of recently declassified military technology, Vick is hoping to finally stay healthy this season.

After injuring his rib cage in the preseason, Vick is now wearing the special flak jacket seen below made by Unequal Technologies. The jacket includes inserts (being held by NBC’s Michelle Tafoya below) made of a composite material originally designed for the military that was only recently declassified. The material is designed to distribute force against the body and help soften the impact.

The CEO of Unequal Technologies even went so far as to put a guarantee on Vick’s season. “I guarantee he will not get hurt,” said Rob Vito to Darren Rovell of ESPN.com. And so far it’s working. Despite missing most of the preseason, Vick has taken every snap for the 3-1 Eagles.


Michael Vick Flak Jacket

Photo: ESPN

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