Entering the 2014 season, second-year quarterback Geno Smith and veteran Michael Vick will be competing for the New York Jets starting quarterback job throughout OTAs and training camp.
There had seemed to be some confusion about just how much competition there will actually be, but Smith seems to believe everyone has the same understanding of how this will all go down.
“We’re all on the same page,” Smith said, via Pro Football Talk. “I think it’s all a matter of semantics. You put a word here or there and it changes the whole sentence. We understand what’s going on. There’s competition at every single spot. We’re all competing daily to get better.
“We’re all pushing ourselves. We’re all pushing one another. And that’s really what’s going on. I don’t really know what the miscommunication is because from my vantage point, everyone’s on the same page.”
While Smith says everyone is on the same page, it doesn’t appear to be that way.
When Michael Vick recently spoke to reporters, he had said that he doesn’t view the team’s quarterback competition as “open.” Smith sees everything in a completely different way.
“It’s that we’re going to compete every single day and we’re going to get better,” Smith said.
“This game’s all about pushing yourselves and it’s all about not being complacent [and] not settling for less. Like I said, we’re going to compete hard to make this team better and that goes for every single guy on the team and every single guy in that quarterback room.”
Matt Sims and Tajh Boyd will also be involved in the competition, but the starting role will come down to Smith or Vick.
After signing Vick, many believed he would be the starter but that momentum seems to be trending in Smith’s favor.