Michael Vick to wear #8 for Jets because he’s a Steve Young fan

Michael Vick has decided not to try to take #7 away from Geno Smith and cause a Jets quarterback controversy. Instead, Vick announced on his Instagram that he will go with #8. According to TMZ, this is a tribute to Steve Young.

Young is a Hall of Famer who shares similar attributes to Vick. Both are lefty quarterbacks who are known to be very mobile. Even though Young is also known to be a very good passer, Vick is hoping that he can reach that level of consistency with his passing.

This isn’t new news for anyone who has followed Vick. Vick has worn #7 for the longest time (dating back to high school) but prior to that, he wore #8 when he was young. He has been a Steve Young fan for a long time. Check out this old video of Vick meeting and praising Young.

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PETA still publicly attacking Michael Vick

After Michael Vick’s incident with mistreating dogs years ago, the quarterback has gone to jail, sought forgiveness and since then has changed his life around and has been a model citizen.

With his second chance, Vick has been great on and off the field. He even wrote a great thank you letter to Philly fans after signing with the Jets. He’s matured.

PETA, however, doesn’t see it that way and they still hold Vick’s past against him.

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