Michael Vick on returning to the NFL at age 37: ‘I still have dreams about it’ More Michael Vick has plenty to keep him busy these days. The former No. 1 overall draft pick and Pro Bowl quarterback is fresh off his arrival as offensive coordinator with the newly formed Alliance of American Football’s Georgia team, and he’s quarterbacking a pro team in the upstart American Flag Football League, which will be seen on NFL Network this summer.
If it were up to him, though, an all-out return to the NFL at age 37 might not be out of the question. Or at least that’s what Vick told Bill Reiter on Thursday’s Reiter’s Block on CBS Sports HQ. I’m still nice, said Vick, who last played in 2015 as a backup for the Pittsburgh Steelers. I still have dreams about it. I still can play.
Carolina brought in speedster Torrey Smith and Jarius Wright during free agency and used a first-round pick on former Maryland standout D.J. Moore. With Devin Funchess, Smith and Moore potentially serving as the team’s starting trio, Shepard will be battling for a backup role. If second-year man Curtis Samuel takes a positive step, Shepard could be the fifth receiver at best—and that’s if the Panthers feel he’s worth the money.
Two weeks after becoming the 10th overall pick in the draft, Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen has become the first top-10 pick to sign a contract. The Cardinals have announced that Rosen has inked his first NFL deal, on the eve of the team’s rookie minicamp. It’s smart for Rosen to want the deal in place before setting foot on the field, and it’s easy to work out the slotted contract. He’ll have four years of fully-guaranteed money, and the team will hold an option for a fifth year. Last year’s No. 10 pick, Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, received a four-year, $16.4 million deal.
The good news for Rosen is that, because the Cardinals traded up to No. 10 to get him, his option year in 2022 will be the transition tag for quarterbacks in 202One pick lower, and the fifth-year salary would have been much lower. The Cardinals signed veterans Sam Bradford and Mike Glennon in March. It remains to be seen whether Rosen will have a chance to be the Week One starter.
While Washington can still be a valuable rotational player, general manager Brandon Beane has two reasons to consider moving on from him. For one, Washington was a piece of the defensive front that allowed 124.6 yards per game on the ground last season. Beane traded away defensive tackle Marcell Dareus last season and recently released defensive end Ryan Davis.