Despite Winston’s troubles away from the field, Vick believes Winston will be the league’s next big star.
"I think he's the future of the NFL," Vick said, per ESPN.
While some NFL teams are concerned about Winston’s character, Vick believes Winston's talent on the field will overshadow any mistakes he makes off it.
"But I do know one thing: He may make some poor decisions, but he gets on that football field and he plays his ass off," Vick said. "Yeah, he can mature. He'll mature. I see him maturing as time goes on. Like, this year hasn't been as bad of a year as the first year was for Jameis. I think the kid will continue to improve."
Report: Jets QB Vick has $18 million debt nearly paid
Vick filed for bankruptcy protection in July 2008. He served a year-and-a-half in prison for taking part in a dogfighting ring. It took him nearly seven years to pay off the debt.
Jets QB Michael Vick: I was not benched
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/4/14) Jets veteran quarterback Michael Vick made a point to tell the media that he has not been benched in favor of Geno Smith. He prefers to look at it as being on a team out of contention that needs to see what the younger quarterback can do.
"I don't look at it as me getting benched, first and foremost, to correct you," Vick told ESPN. But if you want to look at it that way, you can."
Vick was replaced after three starts.
"I really don't have to speak in detail about it, because it really don't make a difference," Vick added. "You're going to think what you going to think, I'm going to think what I'm going to think and I think what I think is most important."
"I just look at it as an opportunity for this organization to figure out the things that they need to figure out and see what they need to see," Vick said.
Rex Ryan confirms Geno Smith will start again Week 14
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/2/14) Jets coach Rex Ryan said quarterback Geno Smith will start Sunday at Minnesota, reports the Associated Press. Smith only dropped back to pass 15 times in Monday's loss to the Dolphins. He went 7 of 13 for 65 yards, his last pass getting intercepted.
Asked if he learned anything from Smith's performance against Miami, Ryan replied: "No, because he only threw it 13 times. ... I'm just kidding."
Smith replaced Michael Vick in the third quarter of the Week 12 loss to Buffalo.
Eric Decker among Jets' probables cleared for MNF
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/1/14) Jets wideout Eric Decker, who was probable with a toe injury, is active for Monday's game against the Dolphins.
Michael Vick is headed to the Jets to compete with Geno Smith for the starting job this year. This was a good landing spot for Vick since he could start right away, and he'll be reunited with offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg, who was an assistant under coach Andy Reid with the Eagles. We all know the knocks on Vick by now that he's injury prone and turnover happy, but his rushing ability also allows him to play at a high level for Fantasy owners. His receiving options would be limited with the Jets, but he can still get by with Eric Decker, Jeremy Kerley, Chris Johnson, Jace Amaro, Jalen Saunders and Shaq Evans -- and his legs. If he's able to beat out Smith for the job then Vick is worth a late-round flier as a No. 2 Fantasy quarterback in deep leagues. His best days are behind him, but Vick could still be a difference maker for a week or two as long as he's healthy and starting.