Sport Michael Vick set to coach for AAF

08:45  11 august  2018
08:45  11 august  2018 Source:   profootballrumors.com

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and Michael Vick will be leading the staff for another team in Georgia -- Childress as head coach and Vick #AllianceATL Head Coach Brad Childress and Offensive Coordinator @ MichaelVick will be and ex-NFL players like Jared Allen, Justin Tuck and Troy Polamalu, the AAF is set to debut on Feb.

Vick will join head coach Brad Childress. Set . Close settings. Former Falcons QB Michael Vick will be offensive coordinator for the new AAF team in Atlanta.

a close up of Michael Vick wearing a hat© Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

Two recent NFL mainstays will add their names to the growing list of high-profile ex-NFL players, coaches and executives who will work with the Alliance of American Football.

Michael Vick‘s set to be affiliated with the AAF, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports. Vick will call plays for the Brad Childress-coached Atlanta franchise.

Vick worked with Childress recently as well, serving as a coaching intern with the Chiefs during their 2017 training camp when Childress was on Kansas City’s staff. Vick last played for the 2015 Steelers. The former Falcons quarterback joins Troy Polamalu, Hines Ward and Jared Allen in attaching their names to the new venture.

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Former NFL quarterback Michael Vick has been hired as the offensive coordinator for an Atlanta-based football team in the Alliance of American Football, the league announced. Chicago Bears offensive assistant Brad Childress will serve as the team's head coach .

Former Minnesota Vikings head coach Brad Childress will be Atlanta's head coach , and his offensive coordinator will be former Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick . Atlanta becomes the second confirmed market for AAF , which previously announced an Orlando franchise.

At least one NFL team is helping the AAF prepare for what figures to be an interesting talent-gathering period. The Bears provided the AAF’s Phoenix franchise’s GM, Phil Savage, a list of players to scout while he was at Chicago’s camp, Fowler notes. The AAF plans to primarily target players that don’t make NFL rosters this year.

Set to launch in February 2019, the eight-team league has its head coaches signed up and contract structure set at three-year, $250K agreements. The $83K-per-year contracts, which include out clauses in case an NFL team comes calling, are non-guaranteed and fall well short of NFL practice squad salaries (up to $129K for a 17-week season this season). But NFL practice squad spots will assuredly be more coveted real estate than AAF rosters next year. Although, incentives will be available in these AAF deals, and marketing and public appearances can trigger these bonuses, per Fowler.

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Now the AAF has tapped another football icon to coach a team based in an area where he has strong ties. Atlanta I’m excited to be back! @TheAAF pic.twitter.com/fHFK28kpXi. — Michael Vick (@ MichaelVick ) April 25, 2018.

Michael Vick will announce the Falcons' second-round pick in the NFL Draft on Friday night, but that won't be his only connection to pro football in Atlanta in the near future. Nice move by the AAF .

NFL personnel have lamented the lack of a developmental league in the years since NFL Europe’s demise, and Fowler writes the AAF may be closer to the NBA’s G League, rather than serving as competition.

“Our objective is to take some of those people who can’t quite make it and make them into quality NFL players,” AAF exec Bill Polian said, via Fowler.

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