Michael Vick is one of the most seasoned veterans on the New York Jets roster, which has led to some of the team’s younger players treating their elder with respect.
Like many of us have been taught to do, the youngsters respond to their elder with a “yes sir” and “no sir,” but that has Vick feeling old and he joked about the comments forcing him to think about retirement.
“That baffled me a little bit,” Vick said, via Bart Hubbuch of the New York Post. “I’m not that old, and I have to reiterate that over and over again. I may be 10 or 12 years their senior, but when you start calling me ‘sir,’ I need to start thinking about retiring.
“We got a good laugh off it. Seriously, [though], deep down I really didn’t think it was funny.”
If Vick can win the team’s starting quarterback competition and lead the Jets offense to some unfamiliar success in 2014, that “old man” will be getting even more respect from the younger players on the team.
Vick turns 34 this month, but the questions should be about his ability to stay healthy and not the level that he can play.