Jets backup quarterback Michael Vick said he doesn’t anticipate any problems from newly-acquired wide receiver Percy Harvin, who was traded to the team last week.
The Seattle Seahawks traded Harvin New York last Friday for a conditional draft pick. It has been reported that Harvin got into arguments and fights with teammates during his short tenure with the team.
Harvin only spent 18 months with Seattle, but he helped the team win a championship after his return from a hip injury, taking the second half kickoff 87 yards for a touchdown in Super Bowl XLVIII. He also ran the ball twice for 45 yards in the game.
Vick said he is confident in Harvin’s ability to not cause trouble while he is on the team.
“He won’t be a monster here,” Vick told The New York Post. “He won’t be a monster here. I can assure all the fans of that…That won’t take place here.”
Vick was asked how does he know that.
“’Cause I know,” he said.
Vick had to earn the trust of an NFL locker room after spending two years in federal prison for his role in a dogfighting operation.
Starting quarterback Geno Smith agreed with Vick’s assertion about Harvin, who has 22 catches for 133 yards this season and 92 rushing yards with one touchdown.
“I know it won’t be a problem with Percy being here while he’s here,” Smith said. “I guarantee Percy cleans his act up while he’s here. So we ain’t gonna have no problems…So Jets fans can relax and just enjoy what Percy’s gonna bring to the table.”
The Jets (1-6) have lost six in a row and play the Buffalo Bills (4-3) at home on Sunday.
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