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

Rex Ryan said Michael Vick ‘definitely’ has a chance to win the Jets’ starting job


The New York Jets drafted quarterback Geno Smith last year and he was thrust into the starting role when Mark Sanchez was injured and seemed to be the started of the future. The Jets then went out and signed Michael Vick, formerly of the Philadelphia Eagles and Atlanta Falcons, adding a quarterback the brought up controversy making them wonder if they had learned the lesson.

Then in the 2014 NFL Draft they got Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd as well, making it a crowded backfield. Despite all that head coach Rex Ryan said it’d be hard to beat out Geno Smith.

With that being said, Ryan did say Vick could win the job and “definitely” has a chance.

Vick said he still considers himself a legitimate started in late March though.

I feel like I’m a legitimate starting quarterback in this league,” Vick said on SNY’s Daily News Live on Tuesday, via 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.”

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  • Paul Newbold

    Oh Please let’s not start the QB “controversy” crap. Mehta is the biggest “conspiracy junkie” of them all. Look there is going to be a competition at QB, likely the two primary participants will be Vick and Smith. If there is not a “definite” chance that either could win, then its not a competition! What else is there to say? To take such a statement and turn it into a headline is just what Mehta is infamous for….twisting things to suit his stories!