Michael Vick retired to play football in a fan-controlled league


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Former NFL star quarterback Michael Vick, best known for his tenure with the Atlanta Falcons and Philadelphia Eagles, is playing for the start-up Fan Controlled League after retirement. According to a Reuters report. The 41-year-old will make his league debut on May 28 for an as-yet-unknown team.

According to reports, Vick’s comeback was sparked by the success of personal friend and Pro Football Hall of Fame wide receiver Terrell Owens, who signed with the league earlier this year. Vick joins Owens, one of the famous former NFL players, participating in the Fan Controlled League, a compressed 7:7 football version that takes place on a 50-yard field and lets fans call to play.

Playing in a fan-controlled league will be Vick’s first football career in five years, taking part in the Flags Football League shortly after he announced his retirement from the NFL in February 2017. Vick’s last NFL appearance was in 2015. As a backup for Ben Roethlisberger at the Pittsburgh Steelers, he started 5 games and started 3 games.

In his prime, Vick was one of the most prolific quarterbacks of the 2000s and is widely regarded as one of the greatest double-threat quarterbacks in league history. Vick’s unusual athleticism, the Atlanta Falcons’ overall first-choice pick in the 2001 NFL Draft, caused him to make dangerous dashes threatening with his powerful arm, making three pro balls with the Falcons, leading the team to two playoffs. I did. , NFC South titles, and NFC Championship games. After his career was interrupted by serving a sentence for involvement in a fighting dog match, Vick returned to the NFL with the Eagles to become the league’s Returning Player of the Year, playing his last Pro Bowl in 2010.

After his football career ended, Vick entered experimental and fledgling leagues as a player and coach. Vick played in the American Flag Football League, and then as a consultant to the short-lived American Football Association’s Atlanta Legends.

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