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Michael Vick wants to play until he’s 40 years old


On the heels of New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees saying he wants to play until he’s 45 years old, another veteran quarterback has expressed a desire to play into his 40’s.

According to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, New York Jets quarterback Michael Vick says he wants to play until he’s 40.

Vick, 34, signed a one-year deal with the Jets earlier this offseason to serve as a veteran backup to second-year starter Geno Smith.

While Vick doesn’t view his skills as being relegated to that of a backup quarterback, he has accepted his role as a backup and mentor to Smith for the Jets.

“You never envision yourself being in this role (when you’re younger),” Vick said. “But as you grow older, you start to (realize) it’s inevitable. You know it’s going to happen. At the same time, I just try to keep myself in shape and keep trying to be the best that I can be, because you never know what can happen.”

Vick threw for 1,215 yards and five touchdowns with three interceptions in seven games for the Philadelphia Eagles last season before an injury handed the starting job to Nick Foles.

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47 Responses to “Michael Vick wants to play until he’s 40 years old”
  1. stewart09 says: Jul 31, 2014 11:39 PM

    As a backup…

  2. 49faithful says: Jul 31, 2014 11:44 PM

    Better be clean cause he is getting tested tomorrow…

  3. blackbeard43 says: Jul 31, 2014 11:47 PM

    Of course he does. keep ’em coming.!

  4. philyeagles5 says: Jul 31, 2014 11:54 PM

    those that can’t do, teach. Mike’s been pretty good as a player, but hes been a great teammate.

  5. coltsreign says: Aug 1, 2014 12:00 AM

    No qb using the run and gun has lasted that long.
    Vick in my eyes will still be that qb

  6. barsfordays says: Aug 1, 2014 12:05 AM

    As long as Vick has his wheels(which he still does) he can start for a number of teams. It wont be long until he unseats Geno Smith. I know the Jets want to go with the young guy, but come on now. Rex knows he has to produce or he’s gone so when Geno loses a few games Vick will take over. And hopefully back to his 2010-2011 and 2013 form. Or, his Falcons form!

  7. jjrs89 says: Aug 1, 2014 12:07 AM

    I dont mean this as a slam but from a financial standpoint, he has to make up for all that money he lost. Makes sense

  8. largent80100 says: Aug 1, 2014 12:14 AM

    And I want a Ferrari.

  9. rextraordinaire says: Aug 1, 2014 12:17 AM

    If he wants to back up other players for 4-6 different teams over the remainder of the decade, then he can go right on ahead. Who am I to judge anyway? His day job still beats mine.

  10. realmenwearstripes says: Aug 1, 2014 12:17 AM

    No reason he can’t play for many years. He doesn’t have as much wear as other quarterbacks his age.
    And besides, it’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.

  11. drsteller says: Aug 1, 2014 12:19 AM

    He has to hope he can sucker someone into employing him because he owes too much money for his crimes.

  12. nobreak1269 says: Aug 1, 2014 12:19 AM


  13. wtfru2 says: Aug 1, 2014 12:26 AM

    Michael Vick wants to play until he’s 40 years old. Well, he rested up in prison for a couple of years so he should be able to. The only question I would ask is what has he done thus far? Nothing.

    The only thing he’s really accomplished, is killing a few dogs and we should never forgive him for that!

  14. In Teddy We Trust says: Aug 1, 2014 12:35 AM

    Well then you’d better learn how to complete a pass.

  15. seanx40 says: Aug 1, 2014 12:40 AM

    I would be shocked if he were still playing at 35

  16. cowboysmb3dw28 says: Aug 1, 2014 12:45 AM

    I can’t see him playing until he’s 40. Ability notwithstanding, his playing style and injury history would seem to make it unlikely. That said, he did have a couple years out of football that he didn’t get the wear and tear on his body, which certainly can’t hurt his hopes.

    That said, seems highly unlikely he plays until he’s 40.

  17. kgun80 says: Aug 1, 2014 1:11 AM

    Ok..Suuuure. He WAS a supreme talent. But he can’t even make it 16 full games. He should be focusing on making a roster after this season.

  18. sfm073 says: Aug 1, 2014 1:22 AM

    Vick will play for as long as someone is willing to give him a paycheck. Can’t really blame him after losing all that money.

  19. chunkderrrty says: Aug 1, 2014 1:58 AM

    He’s got 3 years tops.

  20. squashstroup says: Aug 1, 2014 2:02 AM

    Plan for new segment:
    53 days from the start of the season PFT will post one stupid quote from each of the most self involved players from the Jets.

  21. abreathofsanity says: Aug 1, 2014 2:18 AM


  22. bryantrulen says: Aug 1, 2014 2:34 AM

    Mike, did you know you have top 5 arm talent in the nfl? Your pre snap diagnosis and intuition have held you back

  23. couchbasher says: Aug 1, 2014 2:43 AM

    sounds like the beginning of the end… done after next year.

  24. whodeynation513 says: Aug 1, 2014 3:07 AM

    Wishful thinking

  25. jetsbandwagon says: Aug 1, 2014 3:51 AM

    Best QB in the league! Geno Smith would also be somewhere in the top 5! This is now the start of the Jets dynasty! Minimum of 3 Super Bowls in the next 5 years! After this dynasty, we will end up with 8 rings and officially be the most decorated franchise of all time! We have the best WR and RB in the league, the best I-line, and the best defense BY FAR!!!! We are also God’s chosen team! Every time we win the Suoer Bowl, an angel gets it’s wings. I could not ask for a better team!!!!


  26. jetsbandwagon says: Aug 1, 2014 3:53 AM

    Haters gonna hate, but our Dynasty will shut the haters! God will also punish the haters and Goodell for screwing with his favorite team! You guys let the pats spy on us, now you

  27. jetsbandwagon says: Aug 1, 2014 3:54 AM

    Pay the price! I could not ask for a better team!


  28. mattyheisman says: Aug 1, 2014 4:25 AM

    The sad thing is he’s probably the 2nd best qb in the division. And he’s mentoring Geno Smith.

  29. joetoronto says: Aug 1, 2014 4:48 AM

    He can’t even read a play book and only cares about himself, that’s NOT a mentor.

    He’s done like dinner.

  30. joshgordonsdealer says: Aug 1, 2014 5:10 AM

    With his injury history he will be throwing from a wheelchair at that point

  31. sewalters79 says: Aug 1, 2014 5:56 AM

    At least it gives him something to do so he won’t kill dogs for fun, just sayin

  32. leagueobservr says: Aug 1, 2014 5:58 AM

    LOL. Sure he can….in Canada. 😀

  33. andrewluck12 says: Aug 1, 2014 6:10 AM

    That’s 280 in dog years! But in all seriousness I respect Vick

  34. tommy57 says: Aug 1, 2014 6:12 AM

    How old is that in dog years?

  35. bullcharger says: Aug 1, 2014 6:29 AM

    The most impressive thing about Vick is he appears to actually be a changed person. You can never totally forget what he did, but he accepted his punishment and changed. Not many guys have comeback from something like that and become contributing members of society, let alone good NFL teammates.

  36. thelastwordyaheard says: Aug 1, 2014 7:01 AM

    hard to believe that Geno Smith is a starting QB in the NFL.. until you realize it’s the Jets

  37. coachbeck says: Aug 1, 2014 7:03 AM

    He could easily play till he is 40. Would be a good backup.

  38. whatjusthapped says: Aug 1, 2014 7:19 AM

    I can imagine that all of his dogs simply wanted to be alive at 40 (in dog years)

  39. eaglesw00t says: Aug 1, 2014 7:42 AM

    I remember a comedian doing a bit about Brett Favre and his reluctance to retire. It focused on how much money even backups make, and then even third stringers.

    If I were Vick, I would stay in the NFL every day until I couldnt find a job. The paycheck is entirely too nice. And for a backup, thats the easiest money youre ever going to make

    But, as we all know…Vick is done as a starter. Its ashame he cant admit it. And he cant admit that Foles took his job last season either. He is living in complete denial.

  40. eaglesw00t says: Aug 1, 2014 7:43 AM

    The comedian I was thinking of was Daniel Tosh.

    Google Tosh Favre if you havent seen the clip, its quite amusing

  41. govtminion says: Aug 1, 2014 7:53 AM

    All humor aside… why not? Not everyone ages the same way (see Jaromir Jagr for example in hockey). And meaning it as a serious thing, he did miss a few seasons for his legal problems- that probably saved a little wear and tear compared to what those seasons on the field for the Falcons would have done.

    So… hey, why not?

    That said, he got bumped aside by Foles in Philly, and doesn’t look like he’s a lock for starting in New York either. So if he goes into his 40s, being a backup would be a big reason too.

  42. fordmandalay says: Aug 1, 2014 8:25 AM

    That’s 240 in dog years.

  43. jaybshah85 says: Aug 1, 2014 8:29 AM

    Vick is a changed man indeed. He was a great teammate for Eagles and he is speaking and doing each things right so far with the Jets as well

  44. ampats says: Aug 1, 2014 8:55 AM

    Vick wants to be a part of the Jets Silver Anniversary celebration in January 2019.

  45. joetoronto says: Aug 1, 2014 8:55 AM

    The dogs you killed wanted to live, you can’t always get what you want, Mike.

  46. RexCanCoach says: Aug 1, 2014 9:39 AM

    Vick isn’t going to get a sniff as QB for the Jets. Just be a good soldier and hold a clipboard – support Geno.

    This is a huge year for Geno, now he has a few weapons and a year under his belt. 1st 7 games vs. GB, Det, Chi, SD, Den, Pats will be challenging esp for the defense so Geno has to shine early.

  47. gromit45 says: Aug 1, 2014 11:22 AM

    If by play he means “hold the clipboard” then sure but only if he doesn’t want to get paid as the best clipboard holder in the NFL

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