QB Michael Vick Comes Out of Retirement to Play in FCF League

Michael Vick with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2013
Michael Vick with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2013. Photo by Laurence Kesterson/UPI/Shutterstock (12371989g)

Former Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick is plotting a surprising return to football. According to multiple reports, Vick will come out of retirement to play for Fan Controlled Football (FCF) league.

The FCF is an indoor league played 7-on-7 on a 50-yard field. Staying true to its name, the league allows fans to control much of the game, including rosters and plays. It is currently in its second season.

Vick still doesn’t have a team but is expected to make his debut in late May for the last game of FCF’s regular season. FCF is yet to confirm the news, but the league did share a report from Reuters on Twitter with the caption, “That would be awesome!”

Vick is the latest high-profile name to get involved in the project. Heisman Trophy winner and former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel has been with the FCF since its inaugural season, while Hall of Fame wideout Terrell Owens ended his own retirement to join the league this year. The three-time Pro Bowl running back Todd Gurley also joined the bandwagon by becoming a team owner in FCF.

Michael Vick, the first overall pick in 2001, played 15 years in the NFL with the Falcons, the Philadelphia Eagles, the New York Jets, and the Pittsburgh Steelers. He is often credited for transforming the quarterback position thanks to his ability to contribute in both the passing and running game. He made four Pro Bowls during his time in the league and still holds records for most career yards per carry with 7.0 and rushing yards by a quarterback with 6,109.