"I want to bring a championship to the city of Atlanta", Vick said.
Vick officially hung up his cleats for good in 2017 and his only coaching experience comes from serving as an assistant with the Kansas City Chiefs during the 2017 preseason.
Former Virginia Tech star quarterback Michael Vick was named offensive coordinator of Atlanta's new team in the upcoming AAF (Alliance of American Football) league according to ESPN reporter Darren Rovell. "I'm committed to paying it forward, helping players grow and putting some of my ideas into action on the football field".
For Childress, getting to work with Vick was part of the AAF's appeal.
One of the most dynamic quarterbacks in National Football League history, Vick led Atlanta to one NFC title game (2004 season) and another playoff appearance (2002) in seven seasons.More news: Sinclair Selling Off Stations To Land Tribune
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But Mora was sacked after the 2006 season, and the Falcons brought in University of Louisville head coach Bobby Petrino specifically to coach Vick. "Their passion and enthusiasm will propel Alliance Atlanta to success".
Vick took the Falcons to the NFC championship game in 2004 but never reached the Super Bowl. Childress is a well-respected offensive mind, and has served as an offensive coordinator before.
Atlanta I'm excited to be back!He now serves as an offensive consultant to the Chicago Bears.
Atlanta is the second city to get a franchise in the league that was created by Pro Football Hall of Fame member Bill Polian and longtime TV and film producer Charlie Ebersol.
Childress has 40 years of coaching experience at the collegiate and professional level.
Georgia State University converted Turner Field into a football stadium in January 2017.