Reuters is reporting that former NFL QB Michael Vick is coming out of retirement to play in Fan Controlled Football. The 41-year-old QB last played in an NFL game in 2015 and officially retired in 2017.
Vick would join Pro Football Hall of Famer Terrell Owens, Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel and several other former NFL players. The FCF is entering week 6 of its 10-week season. He has not been assigned to a team yet.
According to the report;
“according to the source who said an official announcement is expected next week.”
The former #1 overall pick in the 2001 NFL draft by the Atlanta Falcons passed for 22,464 yards and 133 touchdowns during 13 NFL seasons. His 6,109 career rushing yards remain most by a QB.
FCF is based in Atlanta, playing its games at Pullman Yards. Since his retirement from the NFL, Vick had worked as an NFL analyst. He was hired as offensive coordinator of the Atlanta Legends in the AAF but left before the season began.
FCF Season 2.0 has been more significant than last season, with the league adding four more teams, building its new stadium/studio, adding NFTs and games watchable on multiple streaming platforms.
“According to Fan Controlled Football, it has attracted over 12 million viewers across Twitch, Peacock, NBCLX, DAZN, and fubo Sports Network this season.”
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