New York Jets quarterback Michael Vick stated that he wants to play in the NFL until he is 40.
New York Jets quarterback Michael Vick is battling for a starting job with incumbent Geno Smith, and Smith has a hold on the starting job for now.
Vick lost his starting job with the Philadelphia Eagles to Nick Foles after going down with a hamstring injury, and he was subsequently released.
The dual-threat quarterback has had an extensive injury history. However, he has no plans to retire from football any time soon. “I want to play until I’m 40,” Vick said to the NY Daily News.
Vick is currently 34, but he still possesses great speed and arm strength. However, his ability as a passer has often been hindered by his lack of accuracy. The 2001 first overall pick has never completed over 60 percent of his passes except in 2010.
The Jets quarterback is not the first to set this bold goal. Tom Brady and Drew Brees have both declared that they want to play past age 40, and Brees even went as far as 45.
It will be more difficult for Vick to reach his goal though since he will continue to take punishing hits if he continues to do rushing plays. Brady and Brees are pocket passers, so they will not absorb as many blows.