Former NFL football player, Michael Vick, is coming back to the gridiron. No the Cleveland Browns didn’t sign Vick to be their quarterback. Vick is going to be playing in a professional flag football league. The American Flag Football League, which aims to launch eight league-owned franchises in 2018, is hosting a game featuring Vick and former NFL running back Justin Forsett at Avaya Stadium in San Jose, California, on June 27. The idea is being backed by financier Jeff Lewis, who thought, while watching his son play flag football last Fall, that there was a business to be had by organizing some of the world’s best athletes playing the game.
Let’s see what Twitter thinks about this pro flag football league.
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) May 18, 2017
FLAG FOOTBALL 🏳@MikeVick playing in a pro flag football league? Might look like this!
— VT Football (@VT_Football) May 18, 2017
What an exciting 24 hours – The American Flag Football League has officially launched! Make sure to follow along for real-time updates #AFFL
— American Flag (@ProFlagAFFL) May 19, 2017
Michael Vick playing in a pro flag football league, as if trying to tackle him wasn’t difficult enough
— 5/21 🤴🏾🇩🇴🎂🎊🎉 (@Ceasars_Palace9) May 19, 2017
— Graunchy (@GraunchyCom) May 19, 2017
The league aims to launch in 2018 with eight league-owned franchises. https://t.co/N3TFDrcdnw
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) May 18, 2017
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) May 18, 2017
Michael Vick and Justin Forsett will play in a trial game for a proposed professional flag football league https://t.co/G9hDCgekKW
— Touchdown Wire (@TheNFLWire) May 18, 2017
seeing Michael Vick play in a flag football league is like seeing Iverson playing in Turkey. Just get somewhere and sit down fam
— 73-9 and they LIED (@CuffsTheLegend) May 18, 2017
Mike Vick will be amazing in flag football. https://t.co/rdHpf9Fo0D
— Jon Heath (@JonHeathNFL) May 18, 2017
Mike Vick joined a test flag football league HAHAHA
— Captain Creepy Pants (@fattydaddy7) May 18, 2017
Mike Vick playing flag football 😳
— Quavo Ratatouille (@Corbinjordan10) May 18, 2017
Ice Cube is coming out with a professional 3-on-3 basketball league and now this. Not sure how this will work out. If it will take off or not. But one thing we do know. If it wasn’t hard enough to tackle Vick in the NFL, good luck to his competition that has to try and grab his flag. This should be very interesting.
Update: Probably not a good sign that the league currently only has 7 followers on Twitter. Not good.