Vick has held multiple roles in the sports world since his retirement from the NFL in 2015, including playing in the American Flag Football League in 2017, taking a coaching internship with the Kansas City Chiefs that year as well, and coaching with the Atlanta Legends in the AAF (Alliance of American Football) in 2019. He’s also worked as an NFL analyst for Fox Sports.
There were rumors that Vick was going to play in the growing Fan Controlled Football league that the likes of Terrell Owens and Johnny Manziel have also played in. But Vick ultimately said last month that his playing days are over for good.
I hung ‘em up in 2015 never to return again. Had an amazing time and accomplished so much. I say that to say, they’re going to stay hung up and I will not be coming out of retirement. (1/2) pic.twitter.com/gKShE54z3a
— Michael Vick (@MichaelVick) May 22, 2022
While we will likely never see Vick playing football again, he has detailed some future plans for staying around the sport. On Wednesday, he announced a plan to help young athletes as they pursue NIL deals at the collegiate level.
Vick announced that he will join Levels Sports Group as a partner and head of athlete development. That management group focuses on NIL and brand development for athletes as they pursue opportunities in the ever-changing collegiate landscape.
I'm excited to announce I'll be joining @levels_sports as a Partner & Head of Athlete Development. Can't tell you how hyped I am to help mentor & guide these young athletes in their careers & in the NIL space. ⁰⁰Big things ahead. 🤫💯 ⁰⁰#OnAnotherLevel #NIL #LevelsSportsGroup pic.twitter.com/VwjhT97G37
— Michael Vick (@MichaelVick) June 7, 2022
Many football fans seem to believe that Vick could be perfect in his new role considering how big of a star he was during his playing career not only in the NFL but during his college career at Virginia Tech.
Forever a Vick supporter. https://t.co/PyuP0IGCxW
— Ahshar💡 (@CareyOn__) June 7, 2022
— Trip (@CoastDawg228) June 7, 2022
— Dior Ginyard (@diorginyard) June 7, 2022
As collegiate sports continue to go down the rabbit hole that has been NIL, this may become more and more common, with retired athletes having plenty of advice for collegiate stars in a mentor-type role like Vick has announced.
[Michael Vick on Twitter]