Former Atlanta Falcons Quarterback Michael Vick officially announced his retirement from the NFL today. Vick changed the game during the early 2000s despite his legal issues. People would often say how UNSTOPPABLE he was in the early 2000’s Madden games.
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) February 3, 2017
Vick spent 6 seasons in Atlanta, and 5 in Philadelphia; those were followed by his 1-year stints in both New York with the Jets and in Pittsburgh with the Steelers. His career spanned from 2001-2006 and 2009-2015. He did miss 2007 and 2008 with his legal issues, but picked his career back up in 2009 with the Eagles. He was a 4-time Pro Bowler and was First Team All-Pro 4 times as well.
He will go down as one of the most game-changing and most mobile QBs in the game; he was so electric and fast. He had a tremendous arm also. He never did reach a Super Bowl, but played in 6 playoff games, 5 of which he was the starter.
One of his quotes from today was “The Vikings dropped the ball by not signing me.” He means that when Bridgewater went down in Minnesota, the Vikes should have picked him up instead of Sam Bradford.
MIchael Vick on wanting to play with Peterson: “(The #Vikings) dropped the ball on that one. Me and Adrian Peterson would have been dynamic”
— Chris Tomasson (@christomasson) February 3, 2017
Finally, this from Vick: “So now I think I’m officially ready, I’m ready to move on to different things in my life and different facets of my life.”
And by the way…
If you’re in Houston for Super Bowl LI, you can attend Vick’s retirement party on Saturday. Tickets start at $50.