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.