Jun 17, 2014; Florham Park, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Michael Vick (1) throws a pass during minicamp at Atlantic Health Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

Michael Vick a 'dud' at Jets minicamp?

The New York Jets signed former Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Michael Vick and invited him into camp and instantly created a quarterback controversy with second-year quarterback Geno Smith. In his brief career and second NFL offseason, Smith is in yet another quarterback competition after winning the job after Mark Sanchez went down with a shoulder injury last training camp.

The Jets have gone back and forth on whether or not it is a quarterback competition. According to a report from the Newark-Star Ledger and Dom Cosentino, it might not be much of a competition at all. Cosentino did a studs and duds list from Jets training camp and listed Vick as a dud. It is worth noting that Smith didn’t make the studs list though.

In the slideshow for the list, the caption for Vick’s photo reads: “The veteran still has the arm and the athleticism, but he seemed to struggle at times.”

Cosentino added: “A few disclaimers: The media only got to watch one day during each of the three weeks of organized team activities, and we didn’t see all of this week’s minicamp, which included a closed second session on Wednesday.”

So there is some wiggle room and this is a small sampling size, but it might be indicative of what the 2014 season will look like for the Jets and who will be under center.


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  • Paul Newbold

    Vick was brought to NY to mentor Smith, he was brought in to push his game to the next level and to back him up. Vick knew exactly what he was signing on for when he inked the 4 million dollar deal. There is no QB controversy in NY this season. With 70% of the snaps already committed to Smith in camp, its evidently his job to loose. Vick isn’t a dud in any sense, he’s aged, has become injury pronged and not the QB he once was. However he is a competitor and will bring his A game, and mentor Smith along the way. Don’t think for a minute that Vick is going to lie down and not bring the best he has left.