Atlanta Falcons: Former QB Michael Vick goes off in flag football game
The first game for the American Flag Football League may not have gotten huge attention, but former Atlanta Falcons QB Michael Vick had a mammoth game
It isn’t exactly the NFL, but former Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick showed he can still sling it on Tuesday. In what was pretty much a hype game, Vick and teammate Chad Johnson (formerly of the Cincinnati Bengals) were able to get a 64-41 win over a team which featured former wide receiver (of many teams) Terrell Owens.
In the contest Vick threw for 547 yards and eight touchdowns. It was of course a battle in which Team Vick and Team Owens (they reached deep for those names) were getting attention for the American Flag Football League. The organization hopes to get their official season going next year.
"“Tonight’s game was a massive success and displayed how exhilarating and competitive flag football can be when played by the best athletes in the world,” American Flag Football League founder Jeff Lewis said via JuliaKate E. Culpepper of the Atlanta Journal-Constitutional. “Every player was very dedicated to this brand of football out on the Avaya Stadium field. They had that competitive spirit it takes to be a pro athlete – Michael and Evan’s performances were outstanding.”"
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The MVP of the game wasn’t Vick despite his huge game. Fullback Evan Rodriguez who used to play for the Chicago Bears, Buffalo Bills and Tampa Bay Buccaneers had that honor after going for over 200-yards and four scores on nine pass receptions.
Vick was the first overall pick of the Falcons in 2001 out of Virginia Tech. He spent six seasons with Atlanta and threw for 11,505 yards. He added another 3,859 yards on the ground and had 71 touchdown passes to go along with 21 touchdown runs.