Young Jets FB Calls Michael Vick ‘Sir’; Veteran QB Not Too Happy About It

CBS New York

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Michael Vick isn’t ready to break out the cane and rocking chair just yet.

Yes, the New York Jets quarterback will be 34 later this month and is the oldest player on the roster. And, sure, some of the team’s recent draft picks were 9 or 10 when Vick was drafted in 2001.

Just don’t call him “sir.”

Coach Rex Ryan laughed last week while recounting how one Jets fullback — either Tommy Bohanon or undrafted free agent Chad Young — recently said, “Yes, sir,” after taking direction from Vick in the huddle. And it took Vick completely by surprise.

“That baffled me a little bit,” a smiling Vick said Wednesday. “I’m not that old. I might be 10 or 12 years their senior, but you start calling me ‘sir,’ and I’ve got to start thinking about retirement.”

So, did Vick correct the youngster?


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