Saturday, March 22, 2014
Vick would welcome DeSean to Jets
By Rich Cimini
They added a former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback (Michael Vick) to go along with their former Eagles offensive coordinator (Marty Mornhinweg). Now everybody is wondering if the New York Jets will make a play for the Eagles' most prolific wide receiver, DeSean Jackson, who reportedly is on the trading block.
Vick, for one, would welcome Jackson to the Jets.
"I think DeSean has to handle his own business in his own personal manner and I have to handle mine, but if there's an opportunity to get DeSean, I'm pretty sure the New York Jets fans would be in high favor of that," Vick said Friday night, shortly after he signed with the Jets. "But who knows? It takes a lot to make a trade happen [with] all of the intricacies of a contract. It's not for us as players to decide. But, hopefully, everything will work out for DeSean. If he ends up in New York, I'll be happy, just as happy as he'd be. But who knows? You can't say."
The Eagles reportedly would take a third-round pick for Jackson, who apparenly fell out of favor with coach Chip Kelly. The Eagles are actively shopping him, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.
A pair of 7s: Vick quickly stamped out a potential controversy over the No. 7. He said he's planning to change numbers, allowing Geno Smith to remain No. 7.
"Yeah, Geno is going to wear number seven," Vick said. "I'm changing my number."
To what? He's not sure.
"I'm going to come up with something within the next week," he said.