With new players like Robert Griffin III, Colin Kaepernick and Russell Wilson, it’s clear that the league is heading more towards mobile quarterbacks. But there’s one person who believes he started it all, New York Jets quarterback Michael Vick.
“I was the guy who started it all,” Vick told ESPN.com.
“I revolutionized the game. I changed the way it was played in the NFL.”
Despite facing criticism all throughout his career, Vick stayed committed to his style of play and is the all-time leading rusher at the position, having produced 5,857 yards in his career.
“The things I’ve done, I’ve pretty much surpassed myself and expectations — over 25,000 yards in total offense in the NFL, and I missed a lot of years and a lot of games,” he said.
“That’s more the reason I have to keep it going.”
Vick has now taken a backseat as a veteran backup and mentor for Geno Smith. Considering Vick’s usual persona, many believed he wouldn’t be able to handle the bench but he’s thrown his support towards Smith and even believes he can bring the Jets to the Super Bowl.
I think it can happen this year,” he said.
“I think Geno can take us to where we need to go. It’ll seal my legacy — for me, myself. For the public, I don’t know.”
– Shaina Auxilly (@Shay_Marie)