Michael Vick comes out of retirement – Will join Terrell Owens in the Fan-Controlled-Football League

Forty-one-year old quarterback Michael Vick has reportedly signed a deal with the Fan-Controlled-Football League, setting the stage for a return to the gridiron.

Vick last played for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2015 and will now be joining NFL Hall of Famer and good friend Terrell Owens in the 7-on-7 indoor league where the fans call the plays.

This year, the FCF is being hosted in Atlanta, a city Vick knows well. The Virginia Tech product spent most of his career with the Falcons playing there for six years. The height of Vicks fame and football success came as he led the Atlanta Falcons to the 2005 NFC championship game. In 2006, Vick broke an NFL record for quarterback rushing yards, tallying for 1,039 yards on the ground.

Vicks tenure in Atlanta was ended by a two-year league suspension for his participation in a dog-fighting ring. After serving a nearly two-year jail sentence, Vick played seven more seasons in the NFL and won Comeback Player of the Year with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2010.

Vick officially retired in 2017 after having passed for 22,464 yards and 133 touchdowns during 13 NFL seasons. Known for his trailblazing running style, his 6,109 career rushing yards remain the most by a quarterback.

The former Falcons franchise quarterback is the latest of a growing group of former NFL players in the FCF, including Johnny Manziel, Terrence Williams, Martavis Bryant, and of course Terrell Owens.

The former NFL superstar is set to make his return to the field on May 28th. Fans can expect a packed house in Atlanta for the return of one of the city’s greatest pro athletes.

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