Dec 22, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick (7) along the sidelines during the fourth quarter against the Chicago Bears at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles defeated the Bears 54-11. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: New York Jets' Michael Vick believes he's a legitimate starter, welcomes competition

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.”

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  • Paul Newbold

    I doubt his abilities….but he’s a Jet now, so best of luck to you Michael!