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Michael Vick will not serve as offensive coordinator of the Atlanta Legends, but will instead assume a development role in the American football alliance, said Sunday Jeff Fisher, head of AAF's football strategy.
"The circumstances were unusual in the fact that Mike had early accepted a role with Brad Childress as an offensive coach, as offensive coordinator," said ESPN's Michael Rothstein Fisher. "And then, with Brad 's sudden departure, things have become difficult – I can not thank enough Atlanta franchise for going through the rough times.
"But back to Mike, his role is going to change, you can understand the difficulty of where he was placed, his role is going to change and we've been talking to Mike over the last couple of days and he's going to move out and take a role league with Hines Ward in the development of the player.This is the best place for him. "
Vick, 38, worked as a coaching trainee under Andy Reid with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2017, but has no experience as an official coach. Legends engaged him in April 2018 as the offensive coordinator of Brad Childress, who resigned from his post in January. Kevin Coyle has been named head coach.
Fisher stated that the resignation of Childress had led the AAF to seek in a different sense an offensive coordinator, currently vacant post.
"Because of the opportune moment, he could not get in and play an active role in the offense," Fisher said. "So, Mike and I agreed in a conversation last night that we should take a deep breath and embrace the league a bit, enjoy the experience and we'll see where the opportunities come from." Coaches are coming. "
Vick will instead work as a Legends advisor while in the AAF player development department with Hines Ward. The quadruple Pro Bowler has expressed interest in training since the end of his career. It is therefore not clear if Vick will explore other possibilities.