Michael Vick recently retired after 13 seasons in the NFL, but he hadn’t actually played since October of 2015.
Vick, 36, said he decided to formally retire after the Minnesota Vikings didn’t give him a call after Teddy Bridgewater suffered a season-ending injury, according to Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press.
“Me and the guys (his associates) were sitting on the couch, and I thought I was going to get a call, man. But they didn’t call. That was probably the reason I chose to go into retirement, because I could have helped that football team….. I think they dropped the ball on that one. Me and Adrian Peterson would have been dynamic. I think a lot of these general managers, they don’t make the right decisions. Ultimately, I think it jeopardizes their careers, too. But it’s all in who you want. I would have loved to play with Adrian and played with the Vikings. But it’s all good.”
Vick would have been an intriguing fit with the Vikings, though he wasn’t very effective during his stint with the Pittsburgh Steelers. There probably wouldn’t have been much difference between Vick and Sam Bradford, but Vick’s durability would’ve likely been an issue for Minnesota.