Jun 17, 2014; Florham Park, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Michael Vick throws a pass during minicamp at Atlantic Health Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

Michael Vick Feels it’s Too Soon to be Dubbed a Backup Quarterback


Whenever Michael Vick appears in front of a microphone, and therefore in print, I get nervous. Yesterday was no different.

The big debate surrounding Michael Vick is whether he will complain, or be content to be a mentor for Geno Smith. His comments are not always the positive answer.

Bob Glauber of Newsday asked Michael Vick about how feels about being a backup at this stage, read what he had to say:

“It’s different, it’s different,” Vick said of being a backup. “A little premature, if you ask me.
“I think being a backup this early in my career is premature,” he clarified. “I think there are circumstances surrounding that, but I’m confident I’ll have an opportunity again.”

Michael feels he will have the window of opportunity to start for three more years, whether or not it will be in New York. He had an “understanding” of the situation here in New York, and realizes that he is playing football, which is better than the 18 months he spent in prison.

To me, this is a guy that is dealing with it, not embracing it. A veteran mentor needs to embrace the role, and feel good about bringing his experience to the younger player. Not a guy that is biding his time until another opportunity comes up.

Don’t like Michael Vick, still don’t like having him around.

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