Longtime NFL quarterback Michael Vick said Friday that he’s decided to retire.

Vick, 36, started his illustrious career with the Atlanta Falcons. He opened the sport up to the dual-threat quarterback and was the star of many highlight reels and video games, until it all came crashing down with his dog fighting scandal.

Vick spent months in jail before the Philadelphia Eagles took a chance on him. Vick reignited his career with the Eagles, but never had the same exact spark everyone saw with the Falcons.

Toward the end, Vick played a few games with the New York Jets and Pittsburgh Steelers. However, he was released after the 2015 season and failed to latch onto a team in 2016.

He told ESPN “ready to move on to different things in my life and different facets of my life.”

Vick finishes with 22,464 yards and 133 touchdowns. He also holds the record for most rushing yards by a quarterback with 6,109 yards.

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Posted by Ryan Gaydos

Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the LA Sports Pulse. When I'm not doing that or asleep, I am running FoxNews.com's homepage. Follow me on Twitter @RyanGaydos.

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