Tajh Boyd: Geno Smith has ‘been the offense’ for Jets


The New York Jets have been back and forth on whether they have a quarterback competition underway between second-year passer Geno Smith and veteran Michael Vick. Head coach Rex Ryan is insisting that it is in fact a competition.

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“There is competition, there’s no doubt,” Ryan said, via Pro Football Talk.

Those comments contradict what Vick is saying, hinting that he has been given a different impression while working.

“Going into camp with [former Eagles teammate Nick Foles], we knew it was an open competition and the best guy was going to win the job — the guy who performed throughout OTAs and the preseason,” said Vick, via ESPN. “That’s just what it was. It was pretty much cut and dried.

“This situation is different. It’s kind of unique. Even though it’s not an open competition, we’re both competing every day.”

Aside from signing veteran Michael Vick, the Jets also drafted former Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd. He has gotten an up close look at the offense and is siding with the Michael Vick side of the discussion and says the offense is all about Geno.

“Geno has been pretty much … he’s been the offense,” Boyd told Around The League on Friday. “You know, right now, it’s his team. But, I mean, at the end of the day, you want to go out there and do everything that’s possible to win.

“If Geno gives us the best chance to win, he’s going to start. If Mike gives us the best chance to win, he’ll start.”