Vick has legitimate chance to start

by Paul Raymond | Posted on Saturday, April 19th, 2014

When the New York Jets signed Michael Vick in March he said he was going to compete for the number one spot, even if it there wasn’t an actual competition. Head coach Rex Ryan did say Vick would have a chance to compete but after losing his role with the Philadelphia Eagles, did anyone think that would actually happen? Well newly signed running back Chris Johnson told ESPN NY 98.7 that the team will have a QB battle in camp.

Johnson told Michael Kay and Don La Greca on ESPN New York 98.7 that the Jets plan to have Geno Smith and Michael Vick compete for the starting job during the team’s training camp in Cortland, N.Y. Any idea who has the inside track?

“They didn’t give me no indication,” Johnson said. “They said those two will battle it out in camp and may the best man win.” (ESPN New York)

Many people have thought Vick was brought in too help mentor Geno. They’ve thought he was there to push him in camp in an attempt to get the most out of him. That was something I’ve never agreed with.

Geno may have had a few highlight games in 2013 but nothing he did showed long term NFL starter. He looked more like a solid backup who could step in if there’s an injury and keep your team respectable. That’s about it so with Vick in the fold you had to figure the Jets would give him a chance. Vick has at least proven he can be a solid, competent starter.

Rex has himself a new contract and wants to reward the team with a winning season.

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