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.