On Tuesday, the Pittsburgh Steelers announced that they were signing quarterback Mike Vick and placing Bruce Gradkowski on the reserve/injured list.
We have signed veteran QB Michael Vick & placed QB Bruce Gradkowski on the Reserve/Injured List. TRANSACTIONS: http://t.co/XWbG1mWR4s
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) August 25, 2015
The deal with Vick is reportedly for one year and about $1 million.
Unsurprisingly, the signing of Vick created a bit of a storm on Twitter within the Steelers fan base, even though Vick is only being signed as the team’s backup quarterback. Some fans were welcoming.
Welcome to the steelers @MikeVick
— SteelersNation™ (@iSteelersNation) August 25, 2015
However, many other fans were not as warm to the signing due to the prison sentence that Vick received for running a dogfighting operation back in 2007 (Vick served his time, and has since worked with the Humane Society and he was “instrumental in getting a federal bill passed that makes it a felony to bring a child to an animal fight” according to ESPN).
Here are some of the more negative hot takes from Steelers Nation on Twitter.