He says he’s sorry that he didn’t work hard enough at becoming the quarterback the Falcons needed him to be.
“There was a lot more I could have done off the field and in the film room that could have elevated my game to a different level,” Vick said on 790 The Zone, via the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “I was complacent at the time, somewhat lazy, and I settled for mediocrity. I thought what I was doing was enough.”
But things are gonna be different next year. Where ever he’s playing he’ll be a much more dedicated quarterback, and that he expects to be a better player in his 30s than he was in his 20s.
“I want to play my best football up until the age of 34 and 35, and I’m going to put everything into it,” Vick said. “Just imagine what I could have been doing if I really would have been applying myself. That’s a regret I have.”
“The Michael Vick Project,” a 10-episode docu-series, is airing every Tuesday at 10 p.m. on BET. Vick said he did the show so he could answer everyone’s questions and wipe the slate clean.
He’s been speaking to children’s groups and hopes to speak at the NFL rookie symposium.
“I think it’s going to be a great opportunity for me to share with the young guys coming in, not take this opportunity for granted and to walk that straight path,” Vick said. “Why jeopardize everything over a pointless activity?”
Vick said he knows he has a long way to go to change people’s perceptions of him.
“You have to go out and do the right things,” he said. “It takes time. It takes patience for you to go out and fulfill all your obligations. And that’s what I plan on doing.”