After trying on the #8 I decided that it's not the right fit for me. I'll be going with the #1 officially. Thank You #JetsNation
- Mike Vick (@MikeVick) May 2, 2014This came one day after the Jets made it "official," announcing Vick would wear No. 8. He apparently didn't think eight was good enough. His beloved No. 7, of course, is worn by Geno Smith.
Vick had worn No. 7 throughout his NFL career with the Atlanta Falcons and Philadelphia Eagles. After signing with New York in March, Vick said he had no intentions of asking Smith for the number.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.
Vick Picks No. 1 Jersey
ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini discusses the message being sent by Michael Vick in deciding on changing his jersey number from No. 8 to No. 1.