Last night I watch Michael Vick lead the most amazing comeback ever against the New York Giants. That was back when he played for the Philadelphia Eagles. He had the drive, passion, motivation, strong-arm, and everything you need to be great in the NFL. He proved that he can still play at very high-level, but now he’s giving up, and I cannot blame him. The Jets have Geno Smith starting over him and he sounds like he is just saving himself until the time is right according to SI.com.
I had some great years and played in some great games and went through a lot,” says Vick, the Jets’ backup QB. “Now it’s an opportunity for me to refresh myself and take a step back away from the game.
“The last five years I spent in Philly, I had some great years and played in some great games and went through a lot,” Vick says. “Now it’s an opportunity for me to refresh myself and take a step back away from the game.”
He pauses, letting those words sink in.
“I don’t want that. It’s just—I’m kind of relishing the moment that I’m in right now,” he says. “I am not required to have to do a lot. Preserving my body right now is very important to me, and making sure I can make a strong push late in my career in case I am needed.”