NFL Quarterback Michael Vick Announces His Retirement From Football

Football Quarterback Player Michael Vick Is Saying His Goodbyes To The NFL

Everything must come to an end. For longtime NFL quarterback Michael Vick, his days of football have seen its end. Last year, Vick announced his plans to play one more year of professional football; however, after not signing with a team all season, he has now decided to make his departure for good. In a recent televised interview with ESPN’s Josina Anderson, the 36-year-old football player proclaimed that he is officially retiring from the NFL.

 


Thirteen seasons–all filled with highs and lows, Michael Vick’s contribution to the league is undeniable. The football star attended Virginia Tech, where he also played for the college’s football team. In his sophomore year, Vick’s field performance landed him a once in a lifetime chance to go pro. He was drafted first overall pick, by the Atlanta Falcons, in the 2001 NFL Draft. He played six seasons with the Falcons, leading them into the playoffs twice. During his time with the Falcons, Vick was selected to a total of three pro bowls. He was becoming a certified beast on the field.

But, his victories soon came to a cease when he was convicted and sentenced to almost two years in prison, due to his involvement in an illegal dog fighting ring, in 2007. Left with nothing, Vick was dropped from the Atlanta Falcons. In the midst of being publicly humiliated and carrying a financial burden, he filed for bankruptcy in 2008. However, the following year, after his release from prison, things started to look up. His reentrance onto the sports scene began. Vick was signed to the Philadelphia Eagles. That same hunger he had before, without a doubt, still remained. He was then named ‘NFL Comeback Player of The Year’ and selected to his fourth pro bowl.

Following his stint as an Eagle, Vick switched teams, once again. The Virginia native played backup for the New York Jets in 2014 and, lastly, a final stint with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2015. Throughout his career, Michael Vick has scored 133 touchdowns and 22,464 passing yards. His 6,109 rushing yards made NFL record.

We’re not sure what’s next for the, now, former quarterback, but we do know that he will forever be remembered.

Farewell, Michael Vick. Farewell.

 


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