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REPORT: Fox Sports Hires Michael Vick As An NFL Studio Analyst
Former NFL quarterback Michael Vick started his summer as an intern for the Kansas City Chiefs, but now he’ll be trading in his clipboard for a desk, where he’ll be seated as the newest member on the Fox Sports team.
“Fox Sports will formally announce on Sunday that Vick, a four-time Pro Bowl quarterback, will serve as a studio analyst for FOX NFL Kickoff, the show that leads into Fox NFL Sunday. Vick will also make regular appearances on FS1 studio shows as part of his new job.
“I’m very excited,” Vick told USA TODAY Sports in a phone interview on Friday. “Over the last seven or eight months, I’ve done a lot of interviews, and I think I’ve gotten better as I’ve been put in those situations more often. Things really came together (with Fox) over the last couple months. They have shows that I have always watched and admired. My friends and family are thankful and proud of me.”
“He was obviously an outstanding player, but we feel he has an incredibly bright future as an analyst,” John Entz, Fox Sports president of production and executive producer, said in an email to USA TODAY Sports. “He has stayed close to the game and has many relationships with today’s current coaches and players. We feel he can bring a truly unique perspective that intrigues and engages our viewers.”
Vick made waves on social media back in July as a guest on FS1′s ‘Speak For Yourself’, where he suggested that Colin Kaepernick should cut his hair in an effort to repair his image.