While his days of taking a meaningful snap for the Pittsburgh Steelers are hopefully over, backup quarterback Mike Vick is still taking meaningful snaps in the team’s practices.
According to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Vick, who hasn’t dressed for a game since injuring a hamstring in the team’s Week 7 win over the Arizona Cardinals, is pretending to be Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson on the scout team this week in practice.
“Whatever it takes to help this football team,” Vick said, according to Bouchette.
As of right now, Vick is the Steelers No. 3 quarterback behind Landry Jones, However, being as Jones suffered a left ankle injury in the Week 10 win over the Cleveland Browns, Vick might very well have to dress this coming Sunday as the backup to starter Ben Roethlisberger in their Sunday road game against the Seahawks.
Imitating the mobile Wilson is a tough chore, but at least Vick has experience running with the football in order to make plays. So far this season, Wilson has rushed a whopping 73 times for 385 yards in the Seahawks first 10 games. While he’s already been sacked 35 times so far this season, Wilson’s mobility has allowed him to escape several other would-be-tackles behind the line of scrimmage.
In the few games that he has appeared in so far this season with the Steelers, Vick has rushed 20 times for 99 yards.