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Michael Vick has fallen 'in love' with chess, likens it to playing quarterback

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Michael Vick is keeping busy after his playing days — in fact, he's still keeping a competitive edge.

Sure, he has since taken on an analyst role with FOX Sports, but he has taken up an activity that he says is extremely similar to playing quarterback: chess.

The Atlanta Falcons legend took on chess while he was in prison and said he "fell in love with it."

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Michael Vick attends Michael Rubin's Fanatics Super Bowl Party at Loews Miami Beach Hotel on Feb. 1, 2020 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images for Fanatics)

"I was always intrigued about it, all the pieces on the board and a lot to learn," Vick said in a recent interview with Fox News Digital. "A friend of mine and I, we spent like three months learning how to play it. We took a three-month course on how to play it. After that, he was telling me I was ready to go. That’s kind of how I fell in love with it."

Vick participated in Chess.com's BlitzChamps tournament with other current and former NFL players like Kyler Murray, Larry Fitzgerald and tournament champion Justin Reid.

Vick didn't last very long in the tournament, losing both of his matches, but he says chess is a great way to kill the time.

Former NFL quarterback Michael Vick stands on the field before a game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Los Angeles Chargers at Dignity Health Sports Park Oct. 13, 2019 in Carson, California. (Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

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"I wish I could play more. Being able to get on the Chess.com app got me back into it.

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