It was reported a while back that Mike Vick would not go after Geno Smith’s number 7 jersey even though Vick has worn that number since High School. Now according to his TMZ, Vick will wear number 8 as a tribute to Steve Young:
Our sources tell us … Young was a HUGE factor in the number selection because Vick has always looked up to Steve … “He’s one of Mike’s favorite players of all time. Also, he’s a lefty, too.”
Maybe wearing number 8 will bring him new luck and help him in his QB battle with Geno Smith.