by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com (7/24/14) As expected, the Jets gave quarterback Geno Smith the bulk of the first-team reps Thursday. Smith got 13 and Michael Vick got four, reports the New York Post.
Report: Starting Jets QB job is Geno Smith's to lose
So far, it seems like Smith is in the lead. The Jets plan to give him 70 to 75 percent of the first-team practice reps in training camp.
Vick was mediocre in the spring practices, but the report says it's not a stretch to think he could light it up in the preseason. After all, he has a background in Marty Mornhinweg's offense, so it should be a seamless transition.
Publicly, Vick says he's OK with his role as the mentor/backup, but perhaps that will change if it becomes obvious he's the best man for the job. From the team's perspective, the best that could happen is Smith steps up and makes it an absolute no-brainer.
Jets studs and duds from offseason work
by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer (6/20/14) The Jets have finished up their minicamp and are off until training camp. With that in mind, the Newark Star-Ledger broke down some studs and duds from all the offseason work.
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer (6/5/14)Geno Smith is still saying there's competition for the starting quarterback job with the Jets, but he is still ahead of Michael Vick. According to ESPN, Smith worked with the first-team offense at OTAs on Wednesday while Vick stuck with the second team. And while Smith is preaching competition, Vick said as recently last week that it's not a competition and that he's the backup.
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.