The quarterback battle in New York doesn’t seem like much of a battle. Smith is expected to receive 70-75 percent of the first team snaps during training camp.
Vick hasn’t helped his cause during mini-camp.
Combine Vick’s poor play and Smith’s improvement, I would bet on Smith being the starter week one.
The 33-year old Vick is on the downside of his career, but is he done?
Most will say yes, but it’s a little unfair to right him off completely. One thing people must consider is maybe Vick just doesn’t want to be in New York.
The Jets have so much invested in second year quarterback Geno Smith, which makes one wonder if the Jets already have their minds set on Geno starting. It’s not like the Jets are built for a Super Bowl run this year, so it would make sense to let Smith go through his growing pains in preparation for the future.
On the other hand, maybe Vick just needs to hang it up. The 11-year veteran hasn’t played a full 16-game season since 2006, yeah the same year Dwyane Wade led the Miami Heat to a championship . In the past three seasons, Vick has a touchdown to interception ratio of 35:27.
Although we’ll never see the Atlanta Falcons Michael Vick again, maybe he could still be productive, even if it’s not in New York. It’s only mini-camp so there’s no need to overreact at this moment. Vick’s fate in New York will play out one way or another.