Jets QB Michael Vick knows more than anyone in the history of football how to reshape a damaged image.
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New York Jets WR Percy Harvin has yet another important supporter as he prepares for his on-field debut for the team on Sunday against the Buffalo Bills: QB Michael Vick.
“He won’t be a monster here,” Vick said, via the New York Post. “He won’t be a monster here. I can assure all the fans of that…That won’t take place here.”
Negative stories quickly accompanied WR Percy Harvin out of both Minnesota and Seattle following the trade to the New York Jets, leading some to wonder if the Jets are going to get a player who helps them on the field more than he becomes a divisive figure off of it.
The top two quarterbacks on the Jets depth chart would surely prefer that Harvin’s impact come on the field and both of them say that they are confident that Harvin’s alleged troublemaking won’t be an issue on his new team. Geno Smith said that he guarantees Harvin “cleans his act up while he’s here” and Vick said the one-time participant in Vick’s football camps sent a similar message.
Harvin was traded to the Jets last Friday from the Seattle Seahawks in exchange for a conditional 2015 draft pick. In a press conference several days later, Jets GM John Idzik called the move “a potential coup” for New York.