Michael Vick will play in the Fan Controlled Football League – NBC4 Washington
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Michael Vick will play football again in Atlanta.
The former star quarterback, drafted No. 1 overall by the Atlanta Falcons in 2001, will come out of retirement to play in Fan Controlled Football, according to Reuters.
Vick was reportedly inspired by Terrell Owens, 48, and the success the Hall of Fame wide receiver has had in FCF. Vick will make his debut on May 28 with an as-yet-unannounced team. Fan Controlled Football is a 7-on-7 indoor league played at Pullman Yards in Atlanta that allows fans to call their teams to offensive plays, with all games broadcast on NBC LX.
Vick, 41, has spent 13 seasons in the NFL, having last played in 2015. One of the league’s top stars with the Falcons with his dual-threat ability, Vick missed the 2007 and 2008 seasons after being sentenced to 23 months. in prison for running a dogfighting ring.
He returned in 2009 with the Philadelphia Eagles. Vick won the starting job the following season en route to finishing second in Offensive Player of the Year voting and being named Returning Player of the Year.
Vick, who played for the New York Jets and Pittsburgh Steelers in his final two NFL seasons, ended his career throwing for 22,464 yards and 133 touchdowns and rushing for 6,109 yards and 36 hits. The four-time Pro Bowler finished second in 2004 MVP voting to Peyton Manning.
Vick becomes the last NFL player associated with Fan Controlled Football. League stars include Owens, who was recently on CWF’s first trade, and former Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel, who made his comeback in Week 5. Former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Terrance Williams and former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant also play in the FCF.
Other former and current NFL players associated with the league include team owners Austin Ekeler, Richard Sherman, Jamal Anderson, Dalvin Cook and Tiki and Ronde Barber.
Watch Fan Controlled Football every Saturday on NBCLX live, on cable, on LX.com and on your favorite streaming platform.