Jan 4, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick (7) looks on as quarterback Nick Foles (9) warms up before the 2013 NFC wild card playoff football game against the New Orleans Saints at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Michael Vick says jersey number isn't an issue with New York Jets


The NFL offseason is to that point where there are still a lot of notable names on the market, but names that are far past their prime and are nearing their expiration date. Jared Allen, Maurice Jones-Drew and Michael Vick would make a dream team a few years but in 2014 they can’t find jobs.

Some of that might have to do with their demands, as Allen and Jones-Drew want more money than they may be worth and Michael Vick apparently is holding out over a jersey number — or not.

Despite a report this morning that stated Vick wanted Geno Smith’s No. 7 jersey if he signed with the New York Jets, Mike Florio reports that such a thing is total and complete nonsense.

“It’s the last thing on his mind,” the source said.

Enough said.

The whole idea that Vick was holding out for a jersey number seemed a bit lame to begin with, but TMZ ran with the story and so did everyone else. But Vick should be — and apparently is — more concerned with the team he signs with and their prospects of letting him start than he is about what jersey numbers are available and which ones are not.

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