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Michael Vick Coming Out of Retirement for New Playing Opportunity

Devon Platana
Former NFL QB Michael Vick is coming out of retirement for a new playing opportunity.
Former NFL QB Michael Vick is coming out of retirement for a new playing opportunity. / Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Fan Controlled Football (FCF) has been making headlines this year as more and more former NFL players join the creative league. Fans of the sport can now add former quarterback Michael Vick's name to the FCF roster.

Reuters reported on Friday that Vick plans on joining FCF in time for the final regular-season game on May 28. The 41-year-old hasn't played a meaningful football game since 2015, leaving fans pretty excited about his return.

Michael Vick Fan Controlled Football

Vick was one of the most exciting players to watch during his NFL career. Whether it was on the ground or through the air, Vick dazzled fans for the better part of 13 seasons before retiring as an Atlanta Falcon in 2009.

There's still no word about which FCF team Vick will play for, but sources say that he was drawn out of retirement due to the success that his good friend, Terrell Owens, has been having. If Owens can find success and have fun at the age of 48, it's no wonder why Vick was tempted to join.

For those unfamiliar with FCF, it's an eight-team indoor football league. Teams play seven-on-seven in 20-minute halves, where fans vote on and decide on both offensive play calls and instant replay outcomes.

Vick's FCF journey is likely just for fun, but one has to wonder if a solid showing could potentially lead to an NFL team offering him a role as a backup or even third-string QB. He's far from his physical peak, but could still provide a decent mind in the locker room.

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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.