Michael Vick says he has a lot left in the tank

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Free agent quarterback Michael Vick is waiting by the phone if some NFL team wants to sign him.

“I know I still have a lot of football left in me,” Vick said on NFL Network. “I still know I have a lot left in the tank, and I still look forward to playing again one day.”

Vick said that if he could talk to an NFL G.M. right now, he’d say that he knows what it takes to help some team win.

“I’m a proven winner. I think I’ve done a lot throughout the course of my career to prove that I can win games, play with some consistency and be a leader. Those are qualities that you want in a quarterback, a guy who’s confident and is going to make the team win, make the team believe in themselves and go out there and play hard. I did that consistently throughout the course of my career. I know I can continue to do it.”

Last year Vick started three games for the Jets and appeared in seven others, and he did not throw the ball particularly well, completing just 52.9 percent of his passes. Vick will turn 35 next week, and it appears that his best days are behind him. If some team with an offense that suits Vick’s talents suffers an injury at quarterback, he may get a call. If not, one of the most exciting quarterbacks in the history of the game may have thrown his last pass.

73 responses to “Michael Vick says he has a lot left in the tank

  1. Michael Vick is delusional.
    This is the same guy who didn’t prepare as a backup and wasn’t ready to play… you gonna believe him now? shame on anyone who signs this clown.

  2. No Mr. Vick, you do not.

    35 yr old QB’s in the NFL don’t have a lot left in their tanks.

    This season Peyton Manning will be 39 yrs old and this will be his 4th full season (if he plays all season) from age 35 on.

    4 out of 18 seasons, that’s LESS than a quarter of his career.

    You don’t even have a quarter of your tank left in your fine career Mr. Vick. I don’t see you on a roster when you’re going to be 38 or 39 years old either.

    At most, you have this year and maybe another year or two after that if you catch lightening in a bottle.

    You’ve played 12 seasons, give or take so far with your time off for the dogs… A quarter of 12 is 3. Course if you make it to 15 seasons, a quarter of that just less than 4.

    No matter how one wants to slice it, you have less than a quarter tank left… and that’s being generous.

    No Mr. Vick, you do you not.

  3. Is there another Michael Vick? Because the one that has played in the NFL the last several years has been quite awful. This article can’t be about that same player.

  4. He’s said a lot of things about himself. None of which ever panned out. None.

  5. “I am totally capable of sitting on the bench for a few million dollars a year until *at least* the age of 38.” – Michael Vick

  6. I can’t think of coach that this guy caused to get fired.

    Not Reid – he should have been fired before Vick got to philly.
    Not Chip – he didn’t get fired
    Not Rex – Vick wasn’t even his starter.

  7. Sorry,but that tank is empty and it’s been running on fumes the last couple of years.

  8. He has slowed down, could never make good decisions, is a turnover machine rivaled only by Gene Smith and has very poor work ethic, limited intelligence and questionable scruples. Even with all this he has still been over rated for years. This is a guy who simply wants the vet minimum of around a million dollars for 5 months of sleeping through meetings, sitting on a bench and pretending to work. Can’t get that kind of cash anywhere else. He cannot help any NFL team at this point and would actually hurt most.

  9. Proven winner? he’s only 8 games above .500 for the win column. It could have been higher if he had prepared for games.

  10. I think he can still play if he can stay healthy. He’s still got a rifle for an arm. The Browns would be an excellent landing spot. He needs an O-line to protect him if he wants to continue being a pocket-passer and Cleveland has the best in the buisness.

    He’d beat out McCown for sure.

  11. Nice marketing campaign but You were just as bad if not worse than Geno last year. Comical comments from a guy who showed no preparation or leadership on the fireld on the dumpster fire of how you played last year… Any team than signs you deserves whAt they get…

  12. I believe Vick could easily play another season in the NFL. The Jets haven’t exactly been QB heaven. In fact they’ve been pretty close to the exact opposite. Vick still moves better than most 35yr olds and that arm is still there. Do most of the 3rd stringers in the league really give you a better chance to win? I don’t think so. I’d take Vick back over Barkley and Tebow any day. Seriously if Tebow can get a tryout without being able to throw the ball why can’t another lefty who’s still got a cannon? I’m not saying he should play, let alone start, but as a backups backup? Give him a shot.

  13. At least Vick can look forward to the possibility of getting up tomorrow morning and enjoying the day, that’s more than you can say about half of the dogs he has owned.

  14. After watching him dog it (!) with the Jests last year, not even caring about being prepared, it’s obvious he’s just looking for at least one more payday where he doesn’t have to do much but collect a paycheck. He’s no longer worth the gamble.

  15. ridusofreid says:
    Jun 16, 2015 8:04 PM
    I cannot think of a player who has gotten more coaches fired.
    ****************************************************

    I think Tim Tebow has him beat with less than 1/3 of the starts, especially if we count both OC and HC

  16. Why was he so exciting? How about one of the biggest busts in the game. That’s right a bust. Did more jail time then winning seasons

  17. “If not, one of the most exciting quarterbacks in the history of the game may have thrown his last pass.”
    If, by exciting, you mean might run with the ball occasionally for 20 yards, then maybe.
    As a QB in the NFL he was sub-par.

  18. Yes, he has certainly made mistakes in his career but anyone who is questioning his work ethic is an idiot. Unless you’re a current or former teammate, you’re speaking out of ignorance.

    Fact is, he’s tough as nails and most players still look up to him. He’s paid for his mistakes and has learned from them. He appears to be a decent human being at this stage in his life. I don’t know how much he’s got left but he plays with a ton of heart and is a solid teammate. Vick doesn’t need the vet minimum bad enough to take as many hits as he does. He thinks he can win and obviously still loves the game. Good luck Mr. Vick.

  19. He’s better than 3/4 of the league backups, unfortunately for him the NFL is a numbers game. 35 is a bad number if it’s not being worn by a player.

    Vick is about to get Donovan McNabbed.

  20. You would never know it by the way he played last year. He turns the ball over way too much.

  21. I’ve never seen a QB so reluctant to come off the bench as when San Diego were shutting out the Jets and Smith got yanked.

    Sure, it was a lose/lose situation for Vick but when you’re a ‘proven winner’ you still give it all you’ve got.

    He literally looked like he would rather be anywhere else.

    And played like it.

    And yeah, I feel like I read this story every week, too.

  22. I like watching Vick games. I’d rather watch him than a lot of NFL qbs. He’d be an upgrade for Buffalo. NYJ, Houston, Miami, Jax, Cin, Was, Chicago, St. Louis….I mean there are places this guy could play

  23. ie Oh please please please please please please someone anyone give me another nfl paycheck !!!!

  24. I wonder if he gets picked up by another NFL team, will the teams theme music coming out of the locker room and onto field at home games be; who let da dawgs out?

  25. He really was a perfect fit for the hapless jets. Can’t believe they didn’t want him back.

  26. I can’t think of coach that this guy caused to get fired.

    Not Reid – he should have been fired before Vick got to philly.
    Not Chip – he didn’t get fired
    Not Rex – Vick wasn’t even his starter.

    well i don’t know what caused them to get fired but dan reeves and young mora both got fired while vick’s coach.

  27. “I’m a proven winner. I think I’ve done a lot throughout the course of my career to prove that I can win games, play with some consistency and be a leader.

    =================

    Hahahahahahaha! Every coach he ever had thought he was the next big thing and he got each and every one of them fired.

    That was some fine footage he put together with the Jets last year. Once he signed the contract he felt his job was done besides having to sit and watch 16 Jets games from a front row seat.

  28. FinFan68 says:
    Jun 16, 2015 8:49 PM
    He has slowed down, could never make good decisions, is a turnover machine rivaled only by Gene Smith and has very poor work ethic, limited intelligence and questionable scruples. Even with all this he has still been over rated for years. This is a guy who simply wants the vet minimum of around a million dollars for 5 months of sleeping through meetings, sitting on a bench and pretending to work. Can’t get that kind of cash anywhere else. He cannot help any NFL team at this point and would actually hurt most.

    ———————–

    You are wrong. He’d want at least 3 – 4 mill to do that (see the 2014 Jets).

  29. I’m genuinely surprised that Michael Vick hasn’t been signed by the Rams, Bears, Bills or Jaguars as a backup. That said, I fully expect him to be by the time the season starts.

  30. One of the biggest wastes of natural talent the NFL has ever seen. This guy had the potential to be the next Ali or Jordan. He had the arm, the legs to be a multiple time league MVP. He was idolized by the black youth of America just as Michael & Ali. All he had to do was apply himself, prepare like a professional. DO HIS JOB!!

    Instead it was more important to party & be a street fool. It was more important to him to spend his time in bloody dog fighting pits & then torturing & abusing the animals in some of the sickest ways possible. His posse & his off the field activities were far more important to him than living up to the role model he could have been or becoming the player he should have been if he had taken advantage of the opportunities afforded to him.

    Why would any coach take a chance on this guy that not only had 3 coaches fired, has never shown the desire, discipline or intelligence to dedicate himself to his job. Mike Vicks biggest failure is to himself. He had it all, money, talent, organizations committed to him (how many QBs would kill for Vicks chances) & he chose apathy instead of greatness. He should just go away.

  31. Vick isn’t great but there are a hand full of teams he could at the very least bring competition too. Texans, Bills, Browns, Chiefs, Bears.

    I’m a Bears fan and I’d love them to bring Vick in for training camp/preseason. Clausen isn’t a real backup or a remote threat to Cutler. Vick at the very least has a track record and is a vocal leader at the position. Cutler is more talented but he gives up and sucks at being a leader. This might motivate him to be a better QB.

  32. With the exception of one fluke-y very solid year with the Eagles, Vick has never been a good QB. He had great athleticism (now eroded with age) but by his own admission he never had the dedication or interest in learning the craft of becoming a good QB.

    Any team that brings him on their roster at this stage would have to be truly desperate.

  33. Vick should be a first ballot Hall of Famer… But I know the haters and dog lovers beg to differ… But he deserves to be… I believe at this point in his career he still has tremendous upside… If he can figure a way to stay healthy and run an offense similar to the Bill Lazor version of the Eagles offense Mike Vick would be A Top 10 QB… Indeed…

  34. How many times have you heard a washed-up, over the hill veteran say, “I have a lot left in the tank”? Why is it that everyone knows it’s over except the guy who can’t do it anymore? It’s finished, Mike. Retire gracefully and stop trying to hang on in desperation.

  35. Quit dog’n on Vick!

    Seriously, he was a top QB in NFL league for many years. His best days are far behind him but that shouldn’t take away from what he has accomplished in the past.

    He is still good enough to start in the NFL but he is not a good long term solution so most teams don’t want anything to do with him.

  36. Can’t let it go. Vick had one season of +60% completion rate. One season of 3000+ passing yards. One season of 1000+ rushing yards. One season (one!) in which he played all 16 games. His lone career achievement was winning a playoff game at Lambeau field. I’m a dog lover and a Vick hater, but that doesn’t change the fact that he’s a terrible QB that wouldn’t get a whiff at HOF even if he had his best statistical season repeated annually for a 15 year career.

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