Michael Vick to wear No. 8 as tribute to Steve Young


Dec 22, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick (7) along the sidelines during the fourth quarter against the Chicago Bears at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles defeated the Bears 54-11. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

When Michael Vick signed with the New York Jets this offseason, there was some speculation about what number he would wear with last year’s second-round pick, Geno Smith, already occupying the No. 7 that Vick has worn throughout his career.

On Sunday, Vick announced that his decision came down to No. 3 and No. 8, and now we have a decision.

Vick posted on Instagram Monday morning to say that he has selected No. 8 with the Jets, which is a tribute to Steve Young, according to TMZ.com.

“He’s one of Mike’s favorite players of all time. Also, he’s a lefty, too,”  a source told TMZ.

Vick posted, “I want to see everybody in there MV8 jerseys this year. I appreciate all the fans that helped. Fresh start..new me! #JetsNation #GangGreen #V8.”

He then attached the following picture which shows him photoshopped into his new Jets jersey:


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  • Chris Wood

    V-8 love it