Former NFL quarterback Michael Vick has embarked on the next phase of his football career.

Vick, who played under Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid with the Philadelphia Eagles, has joined the Chiefs’ staff as a coaching intern at training camp.

Vick has the opportunity to have a profound impact on the Chiefs if he works with first-round pick Patrick Mahomes, a player who shares several traits with Vick.

“I talked to Patrick in California a couple weeks ago,” Vick told ESPN’s Adam Schefter in June. “I told him he has such a great opportunity just to be behind Alex Smith, who is a very cerebral quarterback and understands the game – short game, long game – how to manage the game. It doesn’t get any better than that.

“Then he has Andy (Reid), the head coach who’s gonna make sure he develops properly. So he’s in a great position. I told him to pick Andy’s brain, never be afraid to ask him a question. Don’t be afraid to go into his office. Be very outspoken, very outgoing, show you can be a leader at a young age and take pride in the scout team. I told him, now while you’re developing, just pick his brain.”

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