When the New York Jets brought in Michael Vick this offseason, many thought it would be to supplant Geno Smith. But the Jets have been adamant about Smith remaining the starter and Vick has echoed the company statement, at least for the most part.
That said, Michael Vick still believes he’s a starting quarterback and feels he should be on the field. Given that, it’s possible, at least in Vick’s mind that the New York Jets may name him their change of pace quarterback.
Vick believes adding him into the quarterback rotation would make opposing defenses struggle.
“That disrupts the timing of the offense,” Vick stated. “I think it has to be done at the right time. I experienced that in Philadelphia, with Donovan [McNabb] at times. You want to go out there and let the quarterbacks get into a rhythm and not try to do too much. I think that’s doing too much.
“When the time calls for it, I think the coaches will see fit that that’s put in.”
In a video-game setting it’s probably not a bad idea, but the New York Jets have seemingly went above and beyond to make sure there isn’t a quarterback controversy. Putting themselves into the situation voluntary is likely one of the last things they want to do.
Clearly, Michael Vick wants to be on the football field and feels he deserves to be. Of course, he probably should have signed with a team who had a clear spot to the starting gig though I’d venture to guess he didn’t think Geno Smith would be anchored into the position either.