When Michael Vick became a free agent in the offseason after losing his job to Nick Foles, he wanted to find a spot where he could still start.
He believes he’s found that with the New York Jets.
“I feel like I’m a legitimate starting quarterback in this league,” Vick told Manish Mehta of The New York Daily News. “I feel like I can compete with the best of them. I feel like I can win football games. Yes, I’m not saying it out of arrogance, just with some mojo. I’m confident in my abilities and I could lead a football team.”
Last season, the Jets started a rookie in Geno Smith and although he had his struggled, he showed flashes of his future.
Vick will welcome competition with Smith.
“I don’t think I should try to prevent that situation from happening because there’s going to be bigger situations in Geno’s career that’s going to have to manifest,” Vick said. “Being in a quarterback competition with a guy that as he said ‘looked up to’ and would enjoy competing with every day, it’s not a pressure situation. The pressure comes when you have to go out there and win football games.”