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Michael Vick to Serve as Brad Childress' OC in Alliance of American Football

Tim Daniels@TimDanielsBRFeatured ColumnistApril 25, 2018

ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 01: Former Atlanta Falcons player Michael Vick walks on the field prior to the game against the New Orleans Saints at the Georgia Dome on January 1, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C.  Cox/Getty Images)
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The Alliance of American Football announced Wednesday its second franchise will be located in Atlanta with Brad Childress as head coach and former Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick as offensive coordinator.

Darren Rovell of ESPN reported the team's games will take place at Turner Field, the previous home of MLB's Atlanta Braves.

Last June, Vick told ESPN's Adam Schefter on the Know Them From Adam podcast that he wanted to eventually become an NFL coach:

"At some point, I'd definitely love to help work with young quarterbacks and develop them and still compete, you know, with the team and with the 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 one year, maybe fortunate enough to join the staff that may be good enough."

Vick, a four-time Pro Bowl selection, spent some time working with the Kansas City Chiefs as a coaching intern last summer before leaving to join Fox Sports as a football analyst. His work in the AAF will be a major step toward a possible permanent NFL gig.

He'll get to learn from Childress, whose four decades on the sideline include five years as head coach of the Minnesota Vikings. He went 39-35 with two playoff appearances with the team.

He agreed to become an offensive analyst for the Chicago Bears in February. It's unclear if he'll remain in that role until the AAF's expected February 2019 debut.

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