Michael Vick Retires

Michael Vick has announced his official retirement from the NFL.

Former Pro Bowl quarterback Michael Vick is calling it a career. Love him, hate him, or indifferent, Vick broke the mold for NFL quarterbacking and is one of the biggest stars in NFL history. He was ahead of his time, as most offensive coordinators didn’t really know how to maximize Vick’s strengths in the early 2000’s. If he’d been born 10 years later, he’d likely be mentioned as one of the all-time great quarterbacks.

Perhaps the most polarizing figure in NFL history, Michael Vick is one of the biggest stars the league has every seen. Vick became a star with the Atlanta Falcons, after being selected with the first overall pick in the 2001 NFL Draft. Easily the most athletically gifted quarterback in the history of the game, he took the league by storm in short time. Vick was the QB who was more exciting to watch than anyone else at his position.
During his five seasons in Atlanta, Vick led the Falcons to the 2004 NFC Championship game, made 4 Pro Bowls and became the first quarterback ever to rush for over 1,000 yards in a single season in 2006. In 2007, Vick was infamously indicted on federal dog-fighting charges. As a result, he spent 18 months in prison.
After spending time out of the league, he came back with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2009 and went on an unlikely run. Vick would, once again, garner Pro Bowl status and become an MVP candidate in 2010.After losing millions during his incarceration, he eventually signed another huge contract and resurrected his career. He spent a couple of forgettable years with the New York Jets as well.
Vick most recently played for the Pittsburgh Steelers during the 2015 season. Undoubtedly, Vick’s claim to fame will always be his incredible speed and effortless delivery from that cannon of a left arm.
Vick ends his NFL career with 22,464 passing yards, 133 TD and 88 INT. As a rusher, Vick concludes with 6,109 yards and 36 TD.
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