Michael Vick out as Atlanta Legends offensive coordinator

Credit: ccompton@ajc.com

Credit: ccompton@ajc.com

Michael Vick won’t be calling plays for the Atlanta Legends after all.

The former Falcons quarterback will not serve as the team’s offensive coordinator as the entry in the new Alliance of American Football league gets underway this week. The team announced Vick as the offensive coordinator last year and ran radio ads this week touting his role with the team.

The team also lost Brad Childress as head coach in January.

New coach Kevin Coyle addressed the Vick situation Thursday in advance of the season opener Saturday at Orlando. It appears Vick will remain with the organization in a consulting role.

“We are excited to have Michael as a part of our organization and part of our staff,” Coyle told Channel 2 Action News. “He’s had a number of commitments that he’s been fulfilling, Fox and the broadcasting end of things. So he hasn’t been able to be with us full-time as we would have liked him to be. As this NFL season has come to an end, hopefully we are going to be together as we move forward and we are going to carve out the role that he is going to take that’s going to help us the most that he possibly can. It’s a very valuable resource that we have in Michael, and we are going to try to utilize him to the best of his abilities so he can help our players each and every day.”

Vick was the Falcons’ No. 1 pick in the 2001 draft. He spent 13 seasons in the NFL with the Falcons, Eagles, Jets and Steelers. He has done television work for the Fox network.