Former Virginia Tech superstar and NFL great Michael Vick isn't ready to completely distance himself from the game that defines him.
On Thursday, the 36-year-old spoke with ESPN's Adam Schefter on the "Know Them From Adam," podcast and expressed his desire to get into coaching at the NFL level.
"I would love to coach in the National Football League one day," Vick told Schefter. "At some point, I'd definitely love to work with young quarterbacks and develop them and still compete, you know, with the team and coaches.
It's another way to chase a championship. You know I'm not done. I'm not done by any means. You know I didn't get the championship when I was playing, so hey, maybe I'd get lucky on year, maybe fortunate enough to join the staff that may be good enough."
This is really interesting stuff. Vick doesn't just sound like a former player who might be interested in coaching, he sounds like he's made up his mind and wants to chase a world championship.
The only thing I'm curious about is the offensive system where Vick could fit in. A place like Seattle seems ideal, considering the Seahawks run a creative offense that utilizes the mobility of the passer. I can't envision Vick going somewhere like Indy, with a typical pro-style QB in place — the skill set just wouldn't mesh.
Could you imagine if Vick was the QBs coach for the NFL team that lands Louisville dual-threat sensation Lamar Jackson next year? Now that would be a match made in heaven. Remember, Vick came out and said the Cardinals' star is five times better in college than he was during the same time, so the potential is pretty scary to think about.
There is mixed feedback about Jackson's NFL potential, but the two QBs are really similar. I have no clue if that would ever happen — but damn I'd be lying if I didn't say it was fun to think about.