Over the past few days, it became clear that the New York Jets were the favorites and one of the only teams interested in signing free agent quarterback Michael Vick. On Friday, the team officially announced that Vick would be joining the roster just minutes after the release of veteran Mark Sanchez.
Vick’s deal with the Jets is a one-year deal worth $5 million.
— New York Jets (@nyjets) March 21, 2014
“He’s here in a role where he’s going to compete and push Geno Smith to become the very best that he can be,” said Jets offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg.
As Mornhinweg stated, the Jets will now have a veteran on the roster to push youngster Geno Smith to be more consistent.
While Smith may be the immediate favorite to start in the 2014 season-opener, Vick will be ready to go the second that Smith starts to show signs of a sophomore slump.