Michael Vick to retire as an Atlanta Falcon
The former quarterback of the Atlanta Falcons is reportedly set to sign a one-day contract with the team. It’s time to celebrate his time as a Dirty Bird
It has been 10 long years since we last saw quarterback Michael Vick don the red and black. He still remains one of the most polarizing figures in Atlanta Falcons history. Despite his legal troubles, it was no doubt that Vick was one of the most fun athletes to watch. With his lighting-fast feet and cannon arm, it seemed like he was meant more for Madden video games than the NFL.
I have always wondered if the Falcons would have him return and retire as a member of the team that drafted him. After today’s article from ProFootballTalk, there’s need not wonder anymore. It seems that after 13 years in the NFL, Michael Vick will retire as a Falcon.
Nothing has been set in stone, but the writing is clearly on the wall. Both sides seem to want to get this done and I expect the announcement to come sooner than later. Vick has been vocal about his love for the city of Atlanta and the team. His article in the Players Tribune is a must-read for any die-hard Dirty Bird fan and gives a good insight to how he really feels about our beloved Falcons.
Vick and other former Falcons gathered for the final regular season game at the Georgia Dome last season. The warm reception he received from the home crowd that day should be an indicator of how Falcons’ nation feels about their former quarterback.
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Not many players have been as captivating as Michael Vick. He is the reason many Falcons’ fans, such as myself, root for the team to this very day. I think it is a welcomed sight to have #7 retire in the place where he started all those years ago.
What say you, Falcons’ nation?