When the New York Jets signed quarterback Michael Vick it was assumed it would be a big battle between he and Geno Smith for the starting QB position. According to Vick however that is not the case.
“Geno’s the starting quarterback for that football team,” Vick said Saturday, per The Star-Ledger. “Ultimately our goal is to try to help Geno become the best quarterback that he can be. Myself and (third-stringer Matt Simms) are all trying to put him in a position where he can get better from Year One to Year Two.”
“We brought Mike in to compete, to push Geno, and to make Geno the very best he can make him and I want to make sure Mike was ready for that,” , Jets offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg said Tuesday. “I had Mike for a year with Donovan (McNabb) there (in Philadelphia). I think this thing is going to work beautifully.”
The Jets are notorious for having quarterback drama as seen with Mark Sanchez, Tim Tebow and Geno Smith. It’s surprising Vick has so readily taken the helping role considering his previous comments where he reiterated that he is a starting quarterback and does not want to take a backup position. We’ll have to keep an eye on things in the Jets camp and see if this holds up.