With Michael Vick announcing that his playing days in the NFL are over, the clock now begins to see if the dual threat QB will be enshrined in Canton, Ohio as a Hall-of-Famer when he is eligible for the class of 2021. There is no doubt the former Atlanta Falcon changed the game, transcending the quarterback position to someone who could beat you with his legs just as well as his arm. TMZ caught up with the former number one overall pick after his Houston retirement party Saturday night (Feb. 5), to find out his post-career plans and his Hall-of-Fame worthiness.
“I’ve got so much planned, man,” said Vick. “The fans keep me motivated. I don’t know, man, coaching might be my calling, but we’ll see. I’ve gotta get my degree.”
Regarding getting a call to the Hall-of-Fame, the 36-year-old feels he deserves the nod. “I’ll let the people decide on that,” he said. “Yeah, absolutely, I changed the game.”
— Benjamin Allbright (@AllbrightNFL) February 4, 2017
There’s no telling what could have been for the former NFL star, when his prime was ripped out from under him after being convicted of various dogfighting charges in 2007 and serving 18 months in prison when he was just 26-years-old. Vick’s career ends as a 4-time Pro Bowler with 6,109 career rushing yards, the most among quarterbacks ever.