Michael Vick Released by Atlanta Falcons: Where Will He Go?

Alex BrooksCorrespondent IJune 12, 2009

PHILADELPHIA - DECEMBER 31:  Michael Vick #7 of the Atlanta Falcons looks to pass against the Philadelphia Eagles in NFL action December 31, 2006 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Eagles won 24-17.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

The Atlanta Falcons have finally thrown Michael Vick to the dogs by releasing him from the team on Friday morning.


The Falcons needed to shed Vick after all of the unwanted publicity they have taken since his dog-fighting conviction two Novembers ago. Vick was never the best passer, but with all of his speed, he could easily adapt to another position. But, who is willing to take on the Michael Vick experiment?


Vick, despite his problems, has multiple opportunities in the NFL and possibly the UFL. Teams like the Dolphins, Cowboys, and possibly the 49ers. If Vick can't find work in the NFL, he can cut his losses and become the star of the upstart UFL.


The Dolphins could be a dream team for Vick, considering the Wildcat offense and its potential to use multiple players at multiple positions. Vick would fit perfectly in the Wildcat with his speed and big play-making talents. Vick's ability to become a mainstay on the Dolphins however relies on what Pat White can do.


The Cowboys are always looking for talent and speed, but with Tony Romo at the helm, Vick would have to change his position to play in the Big D. Jerry Jones likes to draw attention to his team by any means necessary, so with bringing in Vick, he would also be bringing in a lot of publicity. Vick's talents could be concentrated into becoming a slot receiver, the same way Devin Hester is used on the Bears.


The 49ers have already expressed interest in the southpaw, even though he draws a lot of unwanted press. Mike Singletary would be the perfect coach to set Vick straight with his personality issues. Singletary has already done the same with Vernon Davis, so why not Michael Vick? Especially if Vick wants to stay at quarterback, San Francisco would be the place to go.


The UFL would be an interesting option for Vick, as he could easily become the face of the entire league with his star power. If the UFL wants to become a major competitor with the NFL, they need to have legitimately competitive teams. Vick is a good start for the UFL's new rosters. They have already brought in Jim Fassel, Jim Haslett, and Denny Green to coach some of the UFL teams.


Wherever Vick goes, he is sure to have the press making sure that Vick doesn't step out of line along the way to somewhat regaining his popularity.