Michael Vick traded charity donation for jersey number

Earlier this week, the Jets newest quarterback Michael Vick announced via Twitter that he had decided to switch his jersey from No. 8 to No. 1 — the number worn by Jets punter Ryan Quigley. Vick, who wore No. 7 throughout his entire career, reportedly paid Quigley to get the new number.

Earlier this season wide receiver Eric Decker also reportedly paid tight end Jeff Cumberland $25,000 for his No. 87 jersey. In Vick’s situation, though, he did not pay Quigley directly. Instead, according to Darryl Slater of The Star Ledger, Quigley requested that Vick make a $10,000 donation to a couple of charities. The donations will go in Quigley’s name to Teen Angel of North Myrtle Beach, S.C. and to the Boys & Girls Club of New York.

“Most of the time in the NFL, if a veteran requests your number, you work out a financial agreement between the two players,” Quigley said in an announcement. “I was not interested in the money for myself. I wanted to find a way to help some others.”

Vick added: “I looked at the available numbers and I thought I would go with No. 8 for my new start with the Jets. It just didn’t look right. I didn’t feel right. I started talking with Ryan about No. 1. I think it’s great that Ryan was willing to change as long as it was for a good cause. I loved his idea.”

 




30 comments
bucfever56
bucfever56

@JetsTalkLine. Who cares? Cant believe Jets went after him. Another media circus in N.Y. Then sign Boyd, who Geno outplayed in Orange Bowl!

Ceifus Hornswoggle
Ceifus Hornswoggle

The headline makes it sound like it was Vick's idea to donate it to charity.  Vick's favorite charity is The Michael Vick Foundation.  Quigley should be getting 100% of the good press here, not the felon.

bradysucks
bradysucks

Mike Mayock just said on NFL Network that Jarvis Landry is the most underrated WR in the draft! Mayock said he's every bit as good as Beckham.

Demario Davis was asked which WR he hopes the Jets draft......His answer was Jarvis Landry

Charlie Casterly was asked about Manziel and said he is dropping on draft boards and could be a 2nd round pick... ..Jets could end up with the chance to draft Manziel at 18.....

williamg1
williamg1

Donating money to charity? What a circus. 

bradysucks
bradysucks

I like that the guys on the 2014 Jets seem to genuinely like each other......kind of like how we feel about one another here on the Jets blog 


:)

Tequila Joe
Tequila Joe

Quigley's a good guy..."the only life worth living is the one lived for others"

Marvel
Marvel

Way too positive for me.....

Brendan
Brendan

@jake100  That piece is grasping at straws. 


4.6% sack rate is not indicative of a systemic issue at the LB spot, and the Jets' conventional pass rush (ie: Coples, Wilkerson, Richardson/Dooz, Pace) was not one of the worst in the league. 

Bent
Bent moderator

@jake100  Yet more stats without context from Cimini.  


Teams were getting rid of the ball quickly to prevent the likelihood of a sack more against the Jets than against other teams.  And why?  Because it was working.  Also the Jets were in the bottom half of the league for blitz percentage, so I'm not sure why he bashes their "conventional rush" when the numbers show that they were down near the bottom for pressure generated when blitzing, but middle of the pack for pressure from a conventional rush (link: https://www.profootballfocus.com/blog/2014/04/07/team-blitzing/ )


And...the stat was a team stat, not solely linked to the linebackers.  Which is misleading because the Jets do not (as Cimini contended yesterday) run a 3-4 base which relies on the linebackers to generate sacks.


That number and the other number he quoted (fewest interceptions when not blitzing) are obviously going to be lower than you'd like if (a) they don't blitz as much as other teams in that situation and (b) they struggle to defense against quick passes.

bob
bob

@Brendan


I really hope they stay put there's plenty of good players to be drafted still at 18..If they grab receivers still someone good will fall the 18 we have plenty  of needs CB OLB guard its all good and yet beyond Cooks there still great receivers left...

Marcus Armstrong
Marcus Armstrong

@bradysucks  Landry will get swallowed up in the NFL. He's a 5'11" receiver who's slower and less explosive than literally every other receiver in the league. 

Brendan
Brendan

@bradysucks  Did you see the video of Colon interviewing players in the locker room? It's actually funny (his interview with Harrison is a high point) and you can see why the team wanted him back.

Brendan
Brendan

@Marvel  MAYBE HE CAN DONATE MONEY TO BUY BACK ALL THE TICKETS FROM PEOPLE WHO QUIT ON THIS SORRY EXCUSE FOR A HEADLINING CHASING FRANCHISE. 




Better? 

Brendan
Brendan

@bob I'm with you, Bob-o. Sit tight, either take the best player on your board or move back if someone wants to slide up and take a player they covet (like Carr, perhaps?). 

bradysucks
bradysucks

@Brendan @bradysucks  


I watched it earlier today after I got back from work. Agreed.....I think it's big that the Jets brought back Colon. 


It really does seem like those guys like being around one another........Millner and Vick looked TINY next to Colon....


Good Video (thumbs up)

Brendan
Brendan

@bradysucks  But his worst-in-the-league agility times weren't taken at the combine, those came from his Pro Day. 

bradysucks
bradysucks

Landry was not 100% healthy at the combine.....guess we'll see who's right won't we...

The combine is fool's gold.....the game tape is far more important

Pat d
Pat d

They play football , not 3 cone shuffle