Michael Vick he feels like he paved the way for fast, young signal callers like Colin Kaepernick and Robert Griffin III, but he might need a history lesson.
"I was the guy who started it all," Vick told ESPN.com. "I revolutionized the game. I changed the way it was played in the NFL."
As pointed out by ProFootballTalk, there were plenty of other running quarterbacks before Vick came along, including Bobby Douglass, Randall Cunningham, Steve McNair and Donovan McNabb.
But Vick believes he's a pioneer when it comes to mobile quarterbacks. He's the NFL's all-time leader in rushing yards for a QB (5,857) and yards per carry (7.1), and he wants everyone to remember he was the trend-setter.
"The things I've done, I've pretty much surpassed myself and expectations -- over 25,000 yards in total offense in the NFL, and I missed a lot of years and a lot of games," he said. "That's more the reason I have to keep it going."
Vick, who turns 34 on Thursday, signed a one-year, $5 million contract with the Jets on March 21. He's conceded he's the backup to Geno Smith, but said Smith is capable of leading the Jets to a Super Bowl.
"I think it can happen this year," Vick said. "I think Geno can take us to where we need to go. It'll seal my legacy -- for me, myself. For the public, I don't know."
In 11 seasons between the Falcons and Eagles, Vick has thrown for 21,489 yards and 128 touchdowns. The four-time Pro Bowler has also rushed for 36 TDs. But Vick admitted the one thing missing from his career is a Super Bowl championship.
"It's something I've always shot for," he said. "When we went to the NFC championship game in 2004, I was almost certain I'd be involved in two or three more, at least. It goes to show how tough this league is. This is such a team game that, even in my prime, I couldn't do it all by myself."