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“He’s one of the great leaders on this team,” offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg said. “He has old-school mentality.”

Maclin said Vick’s desire to get back on the field as quickly as possible after a fairly serious injury shows what kind of leader he is.

“That’s what you want out of your quarterback,” Maclin said. “You want him to want to be out there, you want him to put everything on his shoulders, and he wants to be the guy to take us where we want to go.

“We’re going to rally behind him, and we definitely want him out there.”