Michael Vick Officially Retires from the NFL

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Former Atlanta Falcons, Philadelphia Eagles, New York Jets, and Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Michael Vick has officially announced his anticipated retirement from the NFL.

Vick, 36, played in the NFL for 13 seasons for those 4 different teams. In his latest season of play, which was the 2015 season, he played in 5 games and completed 40 of his 66 pass attempts (60.6% completion rate) for 371 passing yards and 2 passing touchdowns with 1 interception. He also ran for 99 rushing yards on 20 carries.

Over his 13-year NFL career, Vick played in 143 games and completed 1,807 of his 3,217 passes (56.2% completion rate) for 22,464 passing yards and 133 passing touchdowns with 88 interceptions. He also ran for an NFL quarterback record of 6,109 rushing yards on 873 carries for 36 rushing touchdowns.

Vick spent 6 seasons playing for the Falcons, 5 seasons playing for the Eagles, 1 season playing for the Jets, and 1 season playing for the Steelers. His career-highs for a single NFL season are 16 games played (2006 with the Falcons), 253 completions (2011 with the Eagles), 62.6% completion rate (2010 with the Eagles), 3,303 passing yards (2011 with the Eagles), 21 passing touchdowns (2010 with the Eagles), 123 rush attempts (2006 with the Falcons), 1,039 rushing yards (2006 with the Falcons), 9.3 average rushing yards per carry (2001 with the Falcons), and 9 rushing touchdowns (2010 with the Eagles).


-Asher Fair


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