QB - FA
Week 2 Outlook
ESPN's Josina Anderson reports quarterback Micahel Vick has officially announced his retirement from the NFL Friday.
After playing 15 seasons in the NFL, Vick officially announced his retirement Friday -- he was not on a roster in 2016. The versatile signal caller played with the Falcons (2001-2006), Eagles (2009-2013), Jets (2014) and Steelers (2015). In his 15 seasons, he compiled 22,464 yards passing, 133 touchdowns passing and 88 interceptions while adding another 6,109 yards and 36 scores as a rusher. Vick will go down as one of the most elusive quarterbacks to ever step on a professional football field.
Free-agent quarterback Michael Vick told reporters at Tyrod Taylor's youth camp that he would be "content" if this was the end of his playing career. Vick added that he has "one more dedicated season in his blood" before retiring from the NFL.
Michael Vick may be one of those veterans who will have to wait until the preseason when players around the league inevitably get bit with the injury bug before finding a job. The 35-year-old quarterback was a solid backup in Pittsburgh in 2015 and could be added to a more experienced locker room as an emergency quarterback and for his leadership skills that he developed following his prison release a few years back.
Michael Vick fully participated in practice today after slightly tearing his hamstring two weeks ago against the Arizona Cardinals.
With Ben Roethlisberger not suffering any setbacks, Vick does not hold any more fantasy value over the next backup quarterback.
Michael Vick didn't make it through the entire contest against the Cardinals and it now appears the reason is due to a slightly torn hamstring. He'll try to test it in a couple of days, but likely won't start again for the Steelers.
For owners who were hoping that the offensive talent around him would be enough to make him fantasy relevant, that just wasn't the case. Vick was never able to get comfortable in the Steelers' offensive scheme and with Ben Roethlisberger's pending return as well as Landry Jones' brief, but impressive play, this may be the last we see of Michael Vick. You can safely drop him to open up a roster space.
Michael Vick exited today's game with a hamstring injury. He remained out of the game, as the Steelers were led to victory by reserve QB Landry Jones.
Vick was largely ineffective prior to his injury, and he could have been sidelined due to his struggles if he wasn't dinged. This could be the last week Vick starts, as he could be sidelined for a stretch due to the injury and starter Ben Roethlisberger could return as soon as Week 7.