This past Sunday, Pittsburgh Steelers back up quarterback Bruce Gradkowski dislocated a finger trying to recover a fumble while playing against the Green Bay Packers. Moving swiftly, the Steelers invited veteran QB Mike Vick to the team facilities for a physical. With the media catching wind of this, a concerned Steelers launched a petition on Change.org, urging fellow fans to dissuade the franchise from signing Vick due to his stint in prison on federal dog fighting charges.
Michael Vick is a convicted felon and no-class piece of crap. He is also a terrible QB which is why he has no team. Let’s united as Steeler fans – as NFL fans – and stop him from playing on our team! Steelers fans united! Sign to keep Vick from ever wearing the coveted Steelers uniform!!
Needing 10,000 signatures, the petition currently sits at a little over 9,100. But all of this was too late as the Steelers confirmed that they have inked a deal with Vick for one year. With QB Landry Jones currently on their depth chart, Vick will most likely be competing with him for the back up role to starter Ben Roethlisberger.
Vick ,34,has seen a decline in statistics and suitors in recent years as he has played for the Philadelphia Eagles and New York Jets in the past 2 seasons. Having been injury prone throughout his career, his inability to remain healthy was the eventual cause of him losing his starting gig to Geno Smith during his tenure with the Jets.
Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin:
Obviously we’re sensitive to those potential things but we are going to do our due diligence. Rest assured that we’ve done that, but rest assured he’s done a lot since he’s gone through some of the things he’s gone through and his track record at this point in that regard speaks for itself.
He most certainly won’t be wearing his trademark Number 7 – Rocko Rathon (@Rocko_CNK)