Michael Vick Likely to Retire

Photo Credit: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Quarterback Michael Vick is likely calling it quits, as the almost 37-year-old wanted to play in the 2016 season, but none of the 32 NFL teams seemed to be interested in his services.

Vick was drafted with the first overall pick in the 2001 NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons, where he spent eight seasons. During two of those seasons, he was suspended for a dog fighting investigation. After being released by the Falcons, he played for the Philadelphia Eagles from 2009 to 2013. In 2014, he signed with the New York Jets for just one season. Vick joined the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2015, which ended up being the last team he played for.

Vick ran into trouble in 2007, as he pleaded guilty to charges for unlawful dog fighting activities. He spent 21 months in jail for this crime. Within a month of being released by the Falcons and being signed by the Eagles, he proved that he was still capable of being a starting quarterback.

All in all, Vick racked up a total of 22,464 passing yards with 133 passing touchdowns and 88 interceptions in 14 seasons. He also totaled 6,109 rushing yards, which arguably makes him one of the greatest rushing quarterbacks ever.

In an interview with Jonathan Jones of Sports Illustrated, Vick said that he looks forward to moving ahead in his life, but he will stay connected with football. We wish him the best of luck.

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