‘Madden NFL Invitational’ featuring Michael Vick and current, former players will provide coronavirus relief

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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