Michael Vick is back.
The former NFL quarterback has reportedly agreed to play in the Fan Controlled Control Football League during the final week of its regular season on May 28th.
Frank Pingue of Reuters reported Friday that Vick, a four-time Pro Bowler, has been assigned to a team ahead of next week’s official announcement. The dual-threat quarterback agreed to join FCF after seeing his friend, former NFL wide receiver Terrell Owens, find success in the league, per Pingue.
Vick was one of the most exciting players in NFL history during his prime with the Atlanta Falcons. His combination of arm strength and the ability to make people miss in the running game helped pave the way for what the modern quarterback looks like today.
His football career was put on hold when he was sentenced to 23 months in prison in 2007 for his role in a dogfighting ring. After two seasons away from the field, he returned in 2009 with the Philadelphia Eagles, where he was named the league’s Comeback Player of the Year in 2010. He also had short stints with the New York Jets and Philadelphia Eagles. he last played in the NFL during the 2015 season.
It’s unclear whether his return in FCF will be a one-off appearance or a prelude to a bigger role in the league next season.
Fan Controlled Football is in its second year. It gives fans the ability to have a hands-on impact on the league, including the ability to call plays during games.