• Michael Vick to coach new professional football team coming to Atlanta


    ATLANTA - Former Atlanta Falcons superstar Michael Vick is returning to professional football.

    But he’s not going to be a part of the Falcons.

    Vick is going to be the offensive coordinator for a new team in The Alliance of American Football.

    "I'm just looking forward to being the best offensive coordinator I can be," Vick told Channel 2's Anthony Amey.

    You'll hear much more from the former Atlanta Falcons quarterback on Channel 2 Action News at 6 p.m.


    The team will be coached by Brad Childress and will play its games at the old Turner Field.

    The league, co-founded by television and film executive Charlie Ebersol and Pro Football Hall of Fame executive Bill Polian, is emphasizing “quality football,” a phrase used repeatedly during the AAF’s press conference introducing the establishment of a team in Atlanta.

    The league will begin play the weekend after the upcoming Super Bowl, will field eight teams and will play a 10-week regular season schedule, a two-round playoff format, then the championship game the final weekend of April 2019.

    Jared Allen -- who is committed to the AAR as an investor -- is 11th in NFL history with 136.0 sacks as a player with the Kansas City Chiefs, Minnesota Vikings, Chicago Bears and Carolina Panthers.

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