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Michael Vick Says He’s Officially Retired From NFL

Update:

Michael Vick tells Josina Anderson that he’s officially retired from the NFL, as he previously suggested.

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Veteran QB Michael Vick admitted during an interview with Jonathan Jones of Sports Illustrated that he’s likely played his final snap in the NFL.

“Yeah, I think it’s it,” Vick said when asked about retirement. “I’m kind of looking at life from a different perspective now. I’ve got kids growing that I’ve got to be there for. I was committed in 2016 to giving it one more shot. I’m very content with my career and what I’ve been able to accomplish. I accomplished more than I ever thought I would. Listen, at the end of the day, through all the downs I played, I can say I won a game for every team that I played for, even though I only made three starts in New York and three starts in Pittsburgh. I made a difference, I’m content with my career and I’m ready to move forward in life.”

Last year, Vick said he was hoping to catch on with a team during the 2016 season, but an opportunity never came and he wound up sitting out the entire season.

Vick did, however, say that he could get into coaching at some point or pursue a job in television.

“I think trying to take those steps in coaching or giving back—as long as it’s something connected with the game of football,” Vick said “Whether it’s sitting on the set of College GameDay or on NFL Network, I don’t know. I would have to work at it to make sure I’m good at it and happy doing it every day. But I think the future’s bright.”

Vick, 36, is a former No. 1 overall pick of the Falcons back in 2001. He spent six years with the Falcons before he served 21 months in prison for his involvement in an illegal dogfighting ring.

Vick later got a second chance with the Eagles and played five seasons in Philadelphia. After that, Vick spent a season with the Jets and Steelers respectively.

For his career, Vick threw for 22,464 yards while completing 56.2 percent of his passes to go along with 133 touchdowns and 88 interceptions. He also totaled 6,109 yards rushing including a season in which he ran for over 1,000 yards.

Vick was a four-time Pro Bowl selection and won the Comeback Player of the Year in 2010.