Former NFL quarterback Mike Vick has created a buzz on the internet with his exciting new project, as reported by Doug Greenberg for Front Office Sports. Vick’s impact on the game and his revolutionary approach to the quarterback position are undeniable. Since his entry into the NFL in 2001, his presence has been felt. Now, he is spearheading a documentary series that will delve into the historical influence of Black players on the quarterback position.
The series is expected to feature familiar faces such as Cam Newton, Patrick Mahomes, Russell Wilson, and Donovan McNabb.
The production partners for this captivating project are SMAC Productions and FuboTV. The significance of this story lies in the fact that the rise of Black quarterbacks was not planned or anticipated in the history of the sport. Many Black quarterbacks faced obstacles and fewer opportunities compared to their White counterparts.
The eight-episode series will offer a firsthand perspective on the history and future of Black quarterbacks. Guiding us through this journey will be none other than Mike Vick himself.
“I’m thrilled to be a part of this project because as a kid, all I wanted was a chance to play in the National Football League. I never imagined that I would become the first African American quarterback drafted #1,” expressed Vick in a statement.
While Vick acknowledges his contribution in revolutionizing the quarterback position, he also pays tribute to his childhood idols and trailblazers like Randall Cunningham, Steve McNair, and Donovan McNabb, who paved the way for him.