Michael Vick Offered Spot On Minor League Roster

Chris YowAnalyst IApril 29, 2009

Michael Vick probably had no idea that he had been offered the contract.

The owner of the Albany Firebirds of the af2, the developmental league for the suspended Arena Football League, claims he did not even know about the contract offer.

However, it was reported on the Firebirds' web site that the af2 team had offered Vick a contract offer at the league standard $200 per game, with $50 more per win, which the team has yet to see as their record stands at 0-5.

Walter Robb, who owns the Firebirds was livid at the thought of a contract offer to Vick. "I'm a dog lover and I don't want anything to do with (Vick)," Albany Firebirds owner Robb told The Albany Times Union for a story posted on its website Tuesday night.

Questions still surround the troubled former Atlanta Falcons quarterback. If Vick is not reinstated by the NFL, will he attempt to play with the upstart UFL? If Vick is reinstated, will anyone in the NFL give him another chance?

League rules for the af2 state that no player on NFL suspension is allowed to play in the league. However, two years ago former Dallas Cowboys starter Quincy Carter starred for the Bossier City/Shreveport BattleWings and was slated to sign with another af2 team before being arrested for a DUI.

Apparently, the offer on the Firebirds' website was considered a joke by the team's front office and was later pulled from the site.

Fans around the af2 had many different opinions about Vick in the af2.

Some thought his abilities did not fit the arena football quarterback position and others thought it may have been just a publicity stunt.

Whatever the reason, or whether Vick could or would play in the league, the Firebirds may have just saved their season.