There's probably no job in the NFL cushier than that of a backup quarterback. Red jerseys in practice, warm benches on gameday, checks with many zeroes every two weeks...hard to beat that. In his twilight years in the league, Michael Vick will continue a role he began with the Eagles, carried over to the Jets, and (now) will hold with the Steelers. That's because the organization announced earlier this evening that they signed the 35-year-old to a one-year-deal. The move comes after the team placed former backup Bruce Gradkowski on the injured reserve list due to a dislocated finger.
Last season, with a terrible Jets team, Vick played in 10 games, starting three of them. In that time he completed an underwhelming 52.9% of his 121 passes, for 604 yards and three touchdowns, while getting picked off twice. He also used his aging legs to rush for 153 yards, a far cry from a prime where he once topped 1,000 (in 2006), and was used by Madden players everywhere to baffle/confound/completely fuck-over opponents to the point of smashing their controllers on the floor.
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