Michael Vick will not be an offensive coordinator in the AAF
Former NFL quarterback Michael Vick has stayed heavily involved in the football world since his retirement in 2017. He was rumored to be the offensive coordinator for the new AAF’s Atlanta Legends franchise.
However, his latest involvement in the sport seems to have hit a snag. Per Michael David Smith of Pro Football Talk:
Michael Vick was the offensive coordinator of the Atlanta Legends of the Alliance of American Football. Then he wasn’t. Then he was. Now he isn’t.
Legends head coach Kevin Coyle confirmed to WSB in Atlanta today that Vick will not be the offensive coordinator, although he added that he’s still hoping Vick will serve on the staff in some capacity.
Since his retirement, Vick has seen success as an NFL analyst for Fox. Coyle cited that role as one of the reasons for Vick’s removal from the offensive coordinator position.
“He’s had a number of commitments that he’s been fulfilling with FOX in the broadcasting end of things so he hasn’t been able to be with us full time as we’d like him to be,” Coyle said. “We’re going to try to carve out exactly the role that he can take.”
Vick, 38, was a four-time Pro-Bowler. Over the course of his 13-year career he played for the Atlanta Falcons, Philadelphia Eagles, New York Jets, and Pittsburgh Steelers. From 2008-2009, Vick spent 18 months in federal prison for his involvement in the Bad Newz Kennels dog fighting ring.
The Alliance of American Football (AAF) was founded in March of 2018 and includes eight teams across the country. Many of the league’s executives are former NFL players and coaches. The Legends play their first game in Orlando against the Apollos on February 9th.