Michael Vick Hired As Offensive Coordinator In The New AAF League
The Alliance of American Football league continues to show they want to be around for a long time with every new hire. Earlier this month, the new league made a big splash when they hired Steve Spurrier to coach the Orlando franchise.
On Wednesday, former NFL quarterback Michael Vick was announced as a new hire to be the offensive coordinator for an Atlanta-based football team. Chicago Bears offensive assistant Brad Childress will serve as the team’s head coach.
Vick officially hung up his cleats for good in 2017 and his only coaching experience comes from serving as an assistant with the Kansas City Chiefs during the 2017 preseason.
“I have a love and passion for teaching the game of football. I’ve learned so much over the course of my career, playing for and being mentored by some of the best coaches in all of football,” Vick said in a statement. “I’m committed to paying it forward, helping players grow and putting some of my ideas into action on the football field. To do this in Atlanta just makes it that much sweeter.”
Atlanta’s team plans to play their home games at Georgia State Stadium. The 10-week regular season will start in Feb. 2019, right after the Super Bowl.