Michael Vick was a back-up quarterback to Pittsburgh Steelers star QB Ben Roethlisberger last season. Nearly 36 years old, the veteran QB is not planning to retire yet and will attempt to stay in the league for one more year.
“I haven’t officially retired. As of right now, it’s pretty much at a stalemate type of thing. Just taking the days as it comes, but most importantly for me, I just have to continue to work out and train. I would love to play this year, suit up for another run at it. I still feel like I could play and there is a lot left in the tank,” Vick said via NJ.com.
Vick played just five games last season throwing 40 of 66 passes, 60.6 percent completion rate, for 371 passing yards with 2 touchdowns and 1 interception. He also had 99 rushing yards on 20 carries. NFL rumors had him retiring after last season but it looks like he wants to try out another year even on another back-up role.
Vick admitted that finding the best team that will fit his role and game is a huge factor in his decision this free agency. Vick previously played for the Atlanta Falcons (2001 to 2006), Philadelphia Eagles (2009 to 2013) and New York Jets (2014) before joining the Steelers last season.
“It does matter getting the right offer. I don’t think at this stage you just jump right out there and then just take any opportunity even though if this is going to be my last year, which is what I feel like I’m leaning toward because of where I’m at in my life, I do want to suit up one more time, I do want to put the helmet on one more time. I don’t want it to end the way it ended the last couple years,” Vick added.
Vick is not one of the top free agents this 2016 offseason but being a former star QB, his name will continue to top the NFL rumors headlines this summer.
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