Michael Vick on Lamar Jackson: 'We Cool; Everything Is All Love' After Injury Remark

Rob Goldberg@@TheRobGoldbergFeatured Columnist IVJanuary 30, 2023

LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 31: Former NFL player and FoxNFL analyst Michael Vick on the set of Fox NFL Kickoff at the FOX Studios in Los Angles, California on Sunday, October 31, 2021.(Photo by Ian Maddox for The Washington Post via Getty Images)
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Former NFL quarterback Michael Vick believes there is no bad blood between him and Baltimore Ravens star Lamar Jackson despite his comments about playing through injury.

"We cool; everything is all love," Vick told TMZ Sports.

Jackson missed the Ravens' final six games of the year due to a sprained PCL in his knee, including the first-round playoff loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. Ahead of the postseason game, Vick said on Fox that Jackson should "put a brace on it" and play:


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Former quarterback Robert Griffin III was among those who took offense to the comments, saying rushing back from an injury hurt his career.

"RG3 might have taken it the wrong way and his situation was a little different," Vick told TMZ Sports, arguing Jackson had more at stake.

Vick still believes he and Jackson are on the same page, even though they haven't spoken.

"It's a brotherhood at the end of the day and we all speak up for one another and speak out for one another so it's respect," he said. "It's love."

Vick and Jackson were the only quarterbacks in NFL history to rush for at least 1,000 yards in a season until Justin Fields also reached the milestone in 2022.