Michael Vick will wear No. 1, not No. 8, with Jets


It will look something like this. (Tony Gutierrez / AP)

Michael Vick ran his first reverse with the New York Jets on Friday afternoon, announcing that he will wear No. 1 with his new team.

Naturally — this is the Jets, after all — this news dropped on his Twitter account a day after the team officially announced that he would wear No. 8, with the No. 7 he has worn throughout his career now on the torso of quarterback Geno Smith.

Vick wore No. 7 with the Atlanta Falcons and Philadelphia Eagles, but said after signing with the Jets that he wouldn’t attempt to wrest the number away from Smith, a second-year player, with a financial incentive. And, no matter what the number on Vick’s back may say, he’ll be Smith’s backup when training camp starts. Beyond that, who knows? We’re talking Jets here.

After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.
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