Anyone who played Madden NFL 2004, the one with Michael Vick on the cover, remembers how unstoppable the then-Atlanta Falcons quarterback was in that game.
Sixteen years later, Vick will play Madden NFL 20 — not as himself, unfortunately, but for a good cause. He will be among several current and ex-NFL players participating in Fox Sports' inaugural "Esports Madden NFL Invitational" to benefit coronavirus response efforts.
The event will air at 7 p.m. Sunday on Fox Sports.
Heisman winning quarterback and current Fox Sports analyst Matt Leinart, NFL free agent Orlando Scandrick, ex-NFL wideout T.J.Houshmandzadeh, Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Juju Smith-Schuster, Los Angeles safety Derwin James, former NFL cornerback Antonio Cromartie and ex-running back Ahman Green will join Vick in the tournament.
“We are excited to bring together such a dynamic group of talented individuals to help us create some much-needed sports entertainment in these difficult times,” Fox Sports vice president Joe Franzetta said in a statement. “Seeing so many people enthusiastically come together for a great cause in a such a short time is a testament to the human spirit of cooperation that sports exemplify.”
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