Report: New York Jets' Michael Vick: 'I want to play until I'm 40'

Friday August 1st, 2014

Michael Vick wants to play football until the age of 40, Manish Mehta of the Daily Star reports.

Though Vick says he knows the Jets' starting quarterback job is Geno Smith's right now, Vick said he is keeping himself ready in case he is called upon to start.

From the Daily Star:

“You never envision yourself being in this role (when you’re younger),” Vick said. “But as you grow older, you start to (realize) it’s inevitable. You know it’s going to happen. At the same time, I just try to keep myself in shape and keep trying to be the best that I can be, because you never know what can happen.”

And though Vick is 34, Jets' head coach Rex Ryan called the quarterback the "youngest 34-year-old there is."

Ryan, via the Daily Star:

"God touched (Vick). He’s got so much natural ability. It’s amazing. ... He’s instinctive. He’s still got unbelievable (ability to) escape and he’s still got a bazooka for an arm.”

Recently, quarterbacks Tom Brady and Drew Brees have said they want to play past the age of 40.

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