Fox Sports hires Michael Vick
This past Sunday, Aug. 8, 2017, Fox Sports announced Michael Vick will serve as a studio analyst for FOX NFL Kickoff. He will also appear on FS1 studio shows as part of his new job, according to USA Today.
"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 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."
Fox executives see a lot of potential in Vick, and they think he could go a long way.
“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 is a four-time Pro Bowl quarterback who played for the Atlanta Falcons. He did not play this past season and finally retired from the Falcons in June. The Kansas City Chiefs' head coach Andy Reid brought Vick on as a coaching intern this past month. All together, he played 13 seasons in the National Football League. The first with six seasons were played with the Falcons; Vick left the Falcons organization in 2007. He came back in 2009 and played five seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles before playing with the New York Jets in 2014 and the Pittsburgh Steelers 2015, according to ESPN.