Monday December 4, 2023

Michael Vick to Lead Docuseries on Black Quarterback Evolution

  • The former NFL No. 1 pick examines the past and future of the position.
  • FuboTV and Michael Strahan’s SMAC Productions are teaming up for the 8-part event.
Former quarterback Michael Vick talks to media ahead of Super Bowl LIV
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Michael Vick revolutionized quarterback play when he entered the NFL in 2001. Now, he’s behind a documentary series that will explore how Black players have shaped the position.

Vick, SMAC Productions, and FuboTV are developing a docuseries on the evolution of the Black quarterback in America.

In the eight-episode series, Vick will serve as a guide in exploring the history and future of Black quarterbacks from a first-person point of view. The 42-year-old will speak with a range of prominent figures across the sport, such as Patrick Mahomes, Cam Newton, Tony Dungy, Andy Reid, and Doug Williams.

“I’m excited to be a part of this project because as a kid, I just wanted to have a shot at playing in the National Football League. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would be the first African American quarterback drafted #1,” Vick said in a statement.

“I was always told that I revolutionized the quarterback position, but I also like to give credit to the ones who I idolized as a kid and who paved the way like Randall Cunningham, Steve McNair and Donovan McNabb.”

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The series will be the first project for the newly formed Fubo Studios — the original production arm of FuboTV.

SMAC Productions is the production wing of SMAC Entertainment, the talent management and entertainment company founded by Constance Schwartz-Morini and Michael Strahan. SMAC has previously produced sports content for ESPN, HBO, and Showtime.

This is not the first time Black QBs have sparked documentary interest.

In 2019, The Undefeated (now Andscape) made a season-long digital series on the emerging prominence of Black quarterbacks titled “Year of the Black Quarterback.” ESPN followed up with an hour-long special highlighting the series in 2020.

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