Michael Vick training in hopes of signing with a team
Free agent quarterback Michael Vick is working out in hopes to sign with a team for this upcoming season, reports ESPN’s Josina Anderson.
Vick said if given the opportunity to play again, it would be his last season in the NFL.
“I’m on the grind. I’m down in Florida with the family waiting on an opportunity,” he told ESPN. “This is the last year for me and I am going to wait it out. I just want to put the helmet on one more time and dedicate myself to the game one more year.”
Vick said he was been working out four days a week with a personal trainer and a quarterbacks coach. The former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback said he feels as fast as he was two to three years ago as a result of his training.
Vick, 36, signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers in August 2015. He started in three games, throwing for 371 yards and two touchdowns during his time with the team.
“I think I’m in better shape now than I was last year,” Vick said. “Last year I was a little in my feelings, a little depressed thinking I should’ve been somewhere. Now I understand where I’m at.”
Vick was selected in first overall by the Atlanta Falcons in the 2001 NFL draft. He spent six seasons in Atlanta before playing for the Eagles, the New York Jets and the Steelers. Vick sat out for the 2007 and 2008 seasons after being jailed and suspended for running an illegal dog fighting ring.
Over the course of his career he has thrown for 22,464 yards and 133 touchdowns.