Mike Vick's career has been slightly above average if you take only his production and statistics into account, however, his impact has been intangible. Along with the highlights of his scrambles and tight spirals that whistle into the arms of streaking receivers is the iconic image of his No. 7 jersey. However, for the first time in his career, Vick will be joining a team where the starter grew up idolizing him and now wears his jersey number.
As a result, Vick announced on Instagram that he'd be switching to No. 8 in New York next season–a jersey that a certain left handed mobile quarterback in San Francisco made popular a generation before Vick stormed into the league.
“I want to see everybody in there MV8 jerseys this year,” he wrote on Instagram. “I appreciate all the fans that helped. Fresh start..new me! #JetsNation #GangGreen #V8″