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: