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Vick changes mind again, switches to No. 1

If Vick were this indecisive in the pocket, he’d never throw a pass.

After picking No. 8 and then changing his mind and then picking No. 8 again, Vick has once again changed his mind.

Vick has decided (for now) to wear No. 1 for the Jets.

It’s unclear why he picked No. 8 and then unpicked No. 8 and then picked No. 8 again and then unpicked No. 8 again.

It’s also unclear how he persuaded punter Ryan Quigley to give up No. 1.  The more important question is whether Vick can wrest No. 1 on the depth chart from Geno Smith.

If Vick does, if he struggles, and if the paying customers let him hear it, the question then becomes whether he’ll show the hometown fans a different kind of No. 1.


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97 Responses to “Vick changes mind again, switches to No. 1”
  1. richndc says: May 2, 2014 9:12 PM

    well, I’ll be dogged

  2. titusyoungslegalcounsel says: May 2, 2014 9:17 PM

    8 would have stood for the amount of games he will miss. 1 is the amount of years until he’s out of the NFL.

  3. reeggss says: May 2, 2014 9:17 PM

    Terrible, two backup quarterbacks on your roster, congratulations

  4. genoinabottlenyj says: May 2, 2014 9:18 PM

    Hes acting more like a number 2…

  5. 1harrypairatesties says: May 2, 2014 9:18 PM

    #1 A**hole. What a Dog he is… (People don’t forget.)

  6. chargerdillon says: May 2, 2014 9:19 PM

    Injured by week 4!

    Hitching their wagon to a broken star

  7. jimthebuilder27 says: May 2, 2014 9:19 PM

    At least Michael Vick can commit to playing football.

    Unlike Brett Favre.

  8. j0esixpack says: May 2, 2014 9:21 PM

    #1 is better on a number of levels….

    Rex can change his cartoon wife tattoo to #1 – and then in the future, the next QB can just take #11, #12, or #13 etc and it’s less of a challenge to remove the old tattoo and add a new one

  9. jetsfmleveryday says: May 2, 2014 9:22 PM

    So our first round pick will now be holding up a Vick jersey? Remember when the draft wasn’t in May? This stinks!!

  10. ibrandon360 says: May 2, 2014 9:23 PM

    This is definately a move that cannot be rushed

  11. thestrategyexpert says: May 2, 2014 9:23 PM

    1 is for the QB1; the starter; the one that leads.

    8 is for a modern cutting-edge QB that is known for converting 8ers when PATs are nixed from the game, so maybe he should switch back later on, that way he can be 1 now and you can h8 later.

  12. sdsmooth says: May 2, 2014 9:25 PM

    Who wore #1 for the Vikings in 1998.

    That was fun.

  13. dynaco says: May 2, 2014 9:27 PM

    He changed his mind when he heard it was a slow news day at PFT.

  14. raiderufan says: May 2, 2014 9:28 PM

    I get it…changing numbers after all this time would suck

  15. bennyb82 says: May 2, 2014 9:29 PM

    I am excited to see how Vick does on a new team that has upgraded considerably.

  16. titans4evr says: May 2, 2014 9:33 PM

    To be honest, the guy is really a #2. In more ways than one.

  17. rcali says: May 2, 2014 9:45 PM

    Have a good time with this guy Jet fans!

  18. tahnoonzee says: May 2, 2014 9:47 PM

    why isn’t Vick banned for life for dog fighting?

  19. slick50ks says: May 2, 2014 9:49 PM

    He worries about everything but the stuff he should be concentrating on, like route progressions and not turning the ball over every other touch of the ball.

  20. phooflesnort says: May 2, 2014 10:05 PM

    Can’t he just go get run over by a Purina delivery van and disappear so I can go back to rooting for the Jets again?

  21. nflinsider711 says: May 2, 2014 10:08 PM

    Geno Smith needs to respect his elders.

  22. bleedrangerblue says: May 2, 2014 10:09 PM

    Stop bashing Geno!! QB’s used to have a growing period. Give him a chance.

  23. thefiesty1 says: May 2, 2014 10:18 PM

    Sorry, that’s Geno’s number. You can have 10. Sanchez doesn’t need it any more.

  24. DaveKShape says: May 2, 2014 10:19 PM

    I get why guys are attached to their numbers, but come on… when you’re in the twilight of your career on a new team, the headlines should be “Vick humble, but ready for QB competition”. Not this number nonsense.

  25. petehemlock says: May 2, 2014 10:20 PM

    Vick hate is very weak by now. Unless it’s directed at his completion percentage – or his durability – but then it’s not really hating. So just lay off him.

  26. mazenblue says: May 2, 2014 10:24 PM

    Hot Doggy!!

  27. tpkaufma says: May 2, 2014 10:26 PM

    Vick is now, and always has been to stupid to play QB on any pro level, just not enough grey matter. His mediocre career was over 2 years ago… Jets fans, brace yourself for paying this loser for NOTHING. He should wear the number “0” to match his NFL career!

  28. starchybunker says: May 2, 2014 10:27 PM

    Vickie will always be #2 in the hearts of many…

  29. canetic says: May 2, 2014 10:31 PM

    Great, what am I going to do with my Ryan Quigley jersey now?

  30. arrow43050 says: May 2, 2014 10:35 PM

    He got Quigley to give up #1 by making Quigley realize that he is terrible and won’t be on the team next year. With one of their 12 picks the Jets will pick a punter and he will be better than Quigley. Actually, regardless of their position, there is a good chance that all 12 players the Jets draft will be better punters than Quigley.

  31. corkspop says: May 2, 2014 10:37 PM

    Watch. Vick will be the starter…. for the whole season. The number on his jersey doesn’t matter. He is the best Jets QB.

  32. staffordsyear says: May 2, 2014 10:42 PM

    Cant a guy be indecisive?..geez come soon draft.

  33. f1restarter says: May 2, 2014 10:48 PM

    #1 is a kicker’s number.

  34. nonetruerthanblue says: May 2, 2014 10:49 PM

    Come on PFT…he has worn 7 his entire career and pretty much his entire life…some dissonance is expected when having to make a decision like that.

  35. thehatefulnerd says: May 2, 2014 10:50 PM

    Dude’s got bigger things to worry about than his jersey number.

  36. ttommytom says: May 2, 2014 11:06 PM

    Who cares ?

    It’s the Jets and he is a loser…

  37. citpyrc says: May 2, 2014 11:14 PM

    I guess he didn’t want to be 1 number after Geno and decided he would show everyone who was the number 1 QB on the Jets. Pull up the clown car the circus is back.

  38. jayquintana says: May 2, 2014 11:21 PM

    I need to get out of the house more.

  39. pftfollower says: May 2, 2014 11:23 PM

    “It’s also unclear how he persuaded punter Ryan Quigley to give up No. 1.”

    Who??? I think we have our answer.

  40. jrcoop says: May 2, 2014 11:29 PM

    Well, that doesn’t sound to egotistical or narcissistic.

    Geno was fortunate to have a down trodden Sanchez on sideline last year, but Vick is going to be in his head and his already fragile psyche will be trashed. It doesn’t matter who starts, Vick won’t last long physically, and Geno will regress (yea it’s possible).

    A team of egotistical has been.

  41. conormacleod says: May 2, 2014 11:31 PM

    Good to see where his focus is.

  42. coloneldukelacross says: May 2, 2014 11:33 PM

    Now will he go by Vick or Mexico? That is a sizzilin’ question.

  43. isphet71 says: May 2, 2014 11:34 PM

    I hope he’s more decisive when passing…


  44. gbmickey says: May 2, 2014 11:42 PM

    Really this is somehow news not once but twice?

  45. jjrs89 says: May 2, 2014 11:56 PM

    what number is chris johnson?

  46. jazynaz says: May 3, 2014 12:03 AM

    is vick trying to do a psyche job on geno smith, and attempting to tell him in no uncertain terms that he is (the) #1 QB?

    indecision is not a quality for a QB to be proud of, or to display for the world to hear, especially when it’s regarding something as mundane as choosing a uniform number! good luck with that, jets.

  47. vikesr4reel says: May 3, 2014 12:19 AM

    Dad, why is there a little star next to Seattle’s name for their Super Bowl?

    Son, they believe that if your not cheating your not if you want to get paid think peds…

  48. donnymacjack says: May 3, 2014 12:20 AM

    He’s picked number 1 in a tribute to Warren Moon, perhaps one of the best all time QB’s to ever play the game.

  49. gonzo1378 says: May 3, 2014 12:29 AM

    It’s the Jets LOL!

  50. jayniner says: May 3, 2014 1:14 AM

    #1 is little arrogant, isn’t it?

  51. thetooloftools says: May 3, 2014 1:17 AM

    We really like it.
    I hope you give it a name.. errr a #.
    Your life goes on,
    Good luck dude.
    Our friends didn’t.
    Rin Tin Tin, Lassie, The Taco Bell Dog, Brian Griffin [from The Family Guy], Spuds Mackenzi, Santa’s Little Helper [The Simpsons], Toto, Odie, Pluto, Scooby Doo, The 101 Dalmatians, Old Yeller, Hooch,

  52. drewzducks says: May 3, 2014 1:40 AM

    Closest thing the Jets will get to #1 this year. Now next year’s draft is another story.

  53. damcmp says: May 3, 2014 1:54 AM

    He is that indecisisve in the pocket… that’s why he ran for a thousand yds at Atlanta…. That’s why he has nevber won a championship, that is why he never will

  54. floriosbigtoe says: May 3, 2014 2:11 AM

    Yea, the # was clearly not a big deal to Vick. What a child.

  55. ndrick731 says: May 3, 2014 2:11 AM

    If Vick were this indecisive in the pocket, he’d never throw a pass.

    He is that indecisive. That’s why he is on the jets and that’s why he is hurt all the time.

  56. yetimonster says: May 3, 2014 2:23 AM

    Vick will win the starter role and get the Jets to the playoffs. He played like a man on fire in 2010 when he was scared his career was over. See that Redskins beat down? Best game ever. Except for the Giants whoopass (also known as the Miracle at the Meadowlands II).

    He is an amazing athlete if you don’t ask him to read a defense. Just let him react and throw/run.

  57. defscottyb says: May 3, 2014 2:53 AM

    Alot is tied up in Vick’s old #7 like his MV7 things like his business or charities. Changing his # is kinda a big deal.

  58. seabrawk12 says: May 3, 2014 3:22 AM

    Like the late George Carlin said, it’s best to be a spectator. Me personally, I don’t think George was talking about the Jets.

  59. bostonfrogs says: May 3, 2014 4:45 AM

    How about 1 for Vick and 8 for Ron Mexico?

  60. eugenesaxe1 says: May 3, 2014 5:20 AM


  61. joetoronto says: May 3, 2014 6:06 AM

    It’s the perfect number for a psychopath.

  62. motowncool says: May 3, 2014 6:19 AM

    It’s just math. He had 8 put in back for 1 whcih is 7 when taken away from 8. He thinks he has #7 now.

  63. danmarinos1stlovechild says: May 3, 2014 6:31 AM

    One teams trash is another teams treasure!

  64. obamareallysucks says: May 3, 2014 6:34 AM

    Morons like the writer just don’t get it. The country is going down the tube with odium I and this s what the writer thinks is important,

  65. jetfanfolife says: May 3, 2014 6:44 AM

    Should’ve been # ZERO!
    Now I don’t wish him any injury like some but if it happens and puts him out of the game so be it. Until he gives an earnest apologies to us Jet fans (who knows what he did was wrong) I will not watch any game nor purchase any Jet related material. I will not throw away any of my old stuff either but I am not giving this KILLER and the team he’s on any of my $$$.
    I want an apology Vick, the dogs want an apology Vick, and the rest who believe what you did was immoral want an EARNEST apology. Not that fake crap you did in Philly.
    The only reason you’re on this team is that douche bag Goodell who paid the ASPCA to make that statement about you

  66. kev86 says: May 3, 2014 7:15 AM

    8 would have been better

  67. mcmccii says: May 3, 2014 7:25 AM

    He would wear number one, even though on the depth chart, he is no. 2 or 3

  68. vikesr4reel says: May 3, 2014 7:36 AM

    Vick is 2014 mr irrelevant!!

  69. bbk1000 says: May 3, 2014 8:04 AM

    The team probably told him he had to be able to count to the number he choose….so it had to be changed….

  70. redzoning says: May 3, 2014 8:48 AM

    Uniform number..7, 8, 1? What does it matter? It’s always the same script. He’ll do great in training camp…have everyone overhyped, and by midseason either be hurt, or be figured out and ineffective. His uniform number should be Number 2 if you judge by what he’ll ultimately bring the Jets on the field.

  71. jetfan74 says: May 3, 2014 8:55 AM

    PUP list before the season even starts. Screw what number he wears because it’s not even going to matter.

  72. nolanbctalk says: May 3, 2014 8:57 AM

    Should have chosen 00

  73. TheDPR says: May 3, 2014 8:58 AM

    He’s just not an NFL quarterback. He might be worth a flyer at vet minimum as a backup but he’s gotten more than enough chances for a guy who’s never won anything or shown any kind of good pocket awareness or ability to read a defense.

  74. theflyingelvis says: May 3, 2014 9:08 AM

    It’s too bad #0 isn’t available, that would fit him perfectly.

  75. oldbyrd says: May 3, 2014 9:17 AM

    Face it, Geno could wind up a flop!!!!!!

  76. iamdinguskhan says: May 3, 2014 9:23 AM

    This guy is done. He should be worrying about his game. He never gets it. That’s why with all that talent he could never become a great QB.

  77. ejm845 says: May 3, 2014 9:26 AM

    They should have just took the #7 from geno b/c he’s terrible he may even end up as there #3 QB and not even dress

  78. nytitans says: May 3, 2014 9:37 AM

    I was hoping jets would pick WR in first two rounds—–then two OL and the rest defense

    now with decker and jacoby ford I see WR is not such a big weakness now but db is

    I can see them going corner/safety if they are BPA

  79. jetsjetsjetsnow says: May 3, 2014 10:37 AM

    He’s not taking this number thing very well is he.. Geno has the psychological advantage with Vick cringing every time he sees him take a snap under center with that number.

    What a breath of fresh air compared to what the controversy would be if Sanchez was still around..

  80. ncphinsfan says: May 3, 2014 10:41 AM

    No doubt he make the PUPpy list by Week 2. Get it? See what I did there? 😉

  81. 666undead says: May 3, 2014 10:42 AM

    Public Enemy #1

  82. 700levelvet says: May 3, 2014 10:57 AM

    The … “Most overrated QB in the history of the NFL”…

  83. rabbdogg says: May 3, 2014 10:59 AM

    vick isn’t banned for life because dogs are NOT people..doesn’t matter how many sweaters or child hats u put on them..they’re still NOT people…

  84. nytitans says: May 3, 2014 11:32 AM

    Phila welcomed him back and he had a
    good year then got injured and Foles
    took over—–while he was winning the
    fans were on his side–every QB – in every
    town has the fans on his side till he loses
    3 games in a row

  85. semispook37 says: May 3, 2014 11:59 AM

    Since the league is still outlawing Mexico jerseys for purchase, what difference does it make?

  86. rcali says: May 3, 2014 1:46 PM

    Doesn’t matter what number he wears , if you wear a Vick jersey that’s all I need to know about you.

  87. olcap says: May 3, 2014 2:11 PM

    semispook37 says: May 3, 2014 11:59 AM

    Since the league is still outlawing Mexico jerseys for purchase, what difference does it make?

    Really? I’m surprised they would outlaw anything they could make a cent from selling.

  88. shlort says: May 3, 2014 2:22 PM

    Oh, and to this speculating on the number, the number 1 is the number of turnovers Vick has for every TD in his career.

  89. footballfan58 says: May 3, 2014 3:52 PM

    Doesn’t matter what number he wears , if you wear a Vick jersey that’s all I need to know about you.


    Well said!

  90. WestCoast 49er/Bolts says: May 3, 2014 3:57 PM

    Its kind of funny that the #1 issue on his mind is the #1 on his jersey. What a surprise

  91. simonator917 says: May 3, 2014 6:46 PM

    I love dogs! I have three dogs, but enough’s enough! He did his crime AND he did his time. He publicly speaks out against dog fighting. What more can he do? When the dog fighting story broke I was as anti-Vick as anyone, but he’s turned his life around and he became a better person. Instead of focussing on the bad he did, try looking at the good as well

  92. htown995 says: May 4, 2014 12:56 PM

    Vick is washed up he had a couple of good years in atlanta and thats it and never but the great brett favre in the same sentence again with the lousy michael vick heck he has like a 50 percent completion rate and the other 50 percent is to opponents on defense go ahead and retire cause u suck vick

  93. fmc651 says: May 5, 2014 1:46 PM

    That scrub Geno Smith should have already gave it to Michael.

  94. defscottyb says: May 5, 2014 9:04 PM

    Can’t wait to see what Marcus Vick has to say about it on Twitter.

  95. pondbridge says: May 6, 2014 8:52 AM

    Guess he’s rather be compared to Warren Moon than to Steve Young and Troy Aikman. Good to see he’s concentrating on the important stuff.

  96. coldwater32301 says: May 6, 2014 10:27 AM

    Mike Vick is the man… I can see success for him in the near future… Physically maybe one of the best QB to play the game now with his maturity and experience Vick and be something special now… Just needs that support around him…

  97. themonkeyman says: May 6, 2014 4:39 PM

    Who cares what number this loser wears. Couldn’t run a WCO, couldn’t run Chip Kelly’s offense better than Foles. Career 2-3 in the playoffs, never won a championship. Has never shown the ability to recognize a blitz & check down/set protection. He’s admitted he took the money in Atlanta & didn’t give the effort. The same thing happened to his play in 2011 after he signed the big contract with the Eagles. Mike Vick is easily the most over hyped disappointing QB career wise in recent NFL history. What a waste of raw pure talent.

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