The Jets have strong interest in Michael Vick and reports indicate that a deal may be right around the corner. But perhaps there’s a roadblock. One like we’ve never quite seen before: a jersey number.
Ever since Vick arrived on the national stage at Virginia Tech, up until now, we’ve only see him wear #7 on the football field. One small problem: Geno Smith wears number 7 for the Jets. According to TMZ, this may hold everything up. Apparently, Vick has a clothing line called V7, so this is important to him. Important enough to kill the deal? We’ll see.
Accoridng to TMZ:
Now, we’re told the jersey situation is not an absolute dealbreaker — but it will be a “big issue” in negotiations.
It’s not uncommon to see an athlete buy his jersey number from another guy when he joins a team, but this report implies that Geno’s #7 can’t be bought because Vick would’ve surely tried already. Right? Ah, rich people problems.