Michael Vick couldn’t get his normal jersey #7 on the Jets because Geno Smith had it, so he went with jersey #8 to honor Steve Young, but then he changed his mind and went with jersey #1. Well punter Ryan Quigley had to give up #1, so what did Vick have to do to get it?! Check it out…
The new Jets quarterback announced on May 2 that he’s going to wear No. 1 in New York, but it’s not going to come cheap. Vick’s publicist announced on Monday that the quarterback will be paying $10,000 to wear the number that’s being sold by Jets punter Ryan Quigley.
However, there’s one catch: The $10,000 is being donated to charity.
“I looked at the available numbers and thought I would go with No. 8 for my new start with the Jets. It just didn’t look right. I didn’t feel right,” Vick said in a statement, via NJ.com. “I started talking with Ryan about No. 1. I think it’s great that Ryan was willing to change as long as it was for a good cause. I loved his idea.”