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Mike Vick

Picks #8

Tribute to Steve Young

4/28/2014 6:08 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Mike Vick Number 8
Mike Vick has finally selected his new jersey number -- #8 -- and sources connected to the NY Jets quarterback tell TMZ Sports it's all because of Steve Young

As we previously reported, Vick decided NOT to go after #7 -- the number he's rocked since high school -- because Geno Smith wore it last year and he didn't want to start a controversy behind the scenes.

Vick posted on his Instagram this morning -- saying, "I want to see everybody in there MV8 jerseys this year. I appreciate all the fans that helped. Fresh start..new me! #JetsNation #GangGreen #V8."

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."  

Steve Young won a Super Bowl with the 49ers. Now, Vick is hoping his number will give him the boost he needs to win one with the Jets.

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6 COMMENTS

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1.

Vote2012    

In my opinion Steve Young comes across as a smug jerk, very arrogant .

186 days ago
2.

BLUE UGLY 💩    

Puppy killer

186 days ago
3.

Patrick     

Picking the # of a guy who played for a team who use the name of Saint Francis sickens me. Vick is a torturer of animals and that is his soul no matter how he tries to put it away. Dog Killer!

186 days ago
4.

joel moore    

much success to Vick in #8 and we will pray for the haters who continue to judge. He has paid a huge price for a bad choice. Let It Go!!! Its Over! Done!

186 days ago
5.

lourdgoogoo    

The Jets are a joke that don't take winning seriously.

185 days ago

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