Source: Twitter – @MikeVick

After a few years of operating under the radar as a backup quarterback in the last few years, Michael Vick’s name is popping up in headlines again in 2017. He announced he was retiring once the Atlanta Falcons made the Super Bowl, the Falcons decided to honor him alongside Roddy White and then he gave some controversial advice to Colin Kaepernick on how to get back in the NFL. In his latest chronicles, he’s been getting ridiculed for being a coaching intern with the Kansas City Chiefs.

The Chiefs’ head coach Andy Reid was the head coach for the Philadelphia Eagles when Vick made his return from prison in 2009. Vick posted a photo of himself at the Chiefs’ training camp in his new coaching attire. Not everyone was a fan of the controversial athlete’s latest move.

However, the critics weren’t just limited to the dogfighting ones. Supporters of Kaepernick also entered Vick’s mentions.

Then there were others who decided to get a little more personal in their attacks.

It is well documented that while Vick is widely loved, he’s also strongly disliked.

He is slated to spend the entire preseason with the Chiefs, including all four preseason games as he focuses on working with the team’s quarterbacks. Coach Reid said he decided to invite Vick because he knew that he enjoyed coaching on the high school level since playing his last few games in the NFL with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2015. According to The Kansas City Star, Chiefs personnel said that the players have been very receptive to Vick and have been nothing but welcoming to him.

Vick was arguably at one point the face of the NFL. He was on the cover of Madden 2004, he had huge Nike and Powerade deals, and he had the second-highest selling jersey in 2004 behind Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. The current quarterbacks on the Chiefs’ roster include Alex Smith, Patrick Mahomes II, Joel Stave and Tyler Bray. The Chiefs’ first preseason game is on Aug. 11 against the San Francisco 49ers.

Rashad Milligan

Rashad Milligan is a news reporter at the Douglas County Sentinel. He used to be the sports editor for Georgia State's student newspaper, The Signal. He placed first in the 2017 Southeast Journalism Conference Onsite Competition for Sports Reporting. He has also been featured on NBA.com and A3C.com

  • Guest

    It’s obvious now that Colin will never play in the NFL again.

    • Dr. Earl C. Johnson

      That has nothing to do with Vick. It’s white American and their hatred for black athletes standing up for what they believe. White people see a black man not standing for the American flag as anti-American and in-patriotic. They love the Touchdowns, but hate the right to protest.

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  • Dr. Earl C. Johnson

    Let those without sin cast the first stone. It never seems to amaze me of how ex-offenders can serve their time and still be trashed by someone who has done worst things. All you Vick haters, your lives are no better, if I were to dig up your past, I am sure I would find something worst that dogfighting.

  • Staci

    But people will forgive a murderer and rapist. He paid his dues so leave the man alone & let him work. He’s not bothering you so don’t bother him.

  • Jay

    Vick did his time he lost millions tarnished his name he has paid for his mistakes , stupid protesters want to protest Vick but it’s ok to not protest players on the chiefs that choke there pregnant girlfriends that’s ok because he’s up and coming and scores touchdowns right ?……