Michael Vick is not ready to hang up his cleats yet as he wants to play one more season in the NFL. Vick’s starting days are done in the NFL, but he would be an experienced candidate for any team in search of a backup quarterback.
A logical fit would seem to be the Dallas Cowboys. The Cowboys have a clear opening at backup quarterback with Kellen Moore going down for an extended period of time with an injury, but the team is said to not have interest in Vick.
Vick has been training hard in Florida this offseason. Vick works four days a week with a personal trainer and a quarterback coach. Vick runs a mile every other day, but uses a weighted vest and ankle weights and he believes this is making him feel faster than the past few seasons.
“I’m on the grind. I’m down in Florida with the family waiting on an opportunity,” said Vick. “This is the last year for me and I am going to wait it out. I just want to put the helmet on one more time and dedicate myself to the game one more year.”
Vick is going to have to be patient as the phone is not buzzing for his quarterback services. Vick says that his time with the Pittsburgh Steelers was a wake up call last season that he has to train even harder with the hopes of earning one last NFL opportunity.
“I think I’m in better shape now than I was last year. Last year I was a little in my feelings, a little depressed thinking I should’ve been somewhere,” said Vick. “Now I understand where I’m at. … That’s why I been trying to work as hard as I can. I feel like last year I didn’t really show what I could do.”
Vick is not the public relations nightmare he once was post his dog fighting troubles. A team may come calling soon, but until this opportunity arises Vick will continue to train hard and hope he can cap off his NFL career with one more season in the league as a player.