Mike Vick has always meant a lot to both football fans and the culture, and he continues to remain relevant in the game today. After announcing he was becoming a coaching intern with the Kansas City Chiefs, Vick is now turning his attention to television where he will be sitting in the studio as an analyst for FOX Sports on FOX NFL Kickoff. He will also appear on FS1 studio shows during the season.
“I’m very excited,” Vick told USA TODAY Sports “Over the last seven or eight months, I’ve done a lot of interviews, and I think I’ve gotten better as I’ve been put in those situations more often. Things really came together (with Fox) over the last couple months. They have shows that I have always watched and admired. My friends and family are thankful and proud of me.”
Although the formal announcement will arrive this weekend, the news surfaced and spread quickly.
He was obviously an outstanding player, but we feel he has an incredibly bright future as an analyst,” said Fox Sports president of production and executive producer John Entz to USA TODAY Sports. “He has stayed close to the game and has many relationships with today’s current coaches and players. We feel he can bring a truly unique perspective that intrigues and engages our viewers.
[Vick] has a truly unique perspective that intrigues and engages our viewer.
I think Im ready for it, Vick said. I have already been through that during my career and have had a lot of practice doing interviews. You have to be careful because anything you say can go viral. I have never criticized guys, but I will be critical. Great players understand that. Ive seen the reactions from my teammates watching shows in the team lounge when they disagree with something. Im a credible guy and I think people will respect that.
Vick continues his presence as a cultural icon and fans are definitely looking forward to seeing him on Sundays again.