by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (9/10/14) Jets quarterback Michael Vick told WFAN Tuesday that he hopes to return to being a starting quarterback in the NFL one day. For now, he's content adjusting to his role as a backup.
"In my heart and in my mind I’m still a starter," Vick said, per the New York Daily News. "Yeah I’m comfortable in this role. Do I always want to be in this role? No. But if that’s what it calls for I’ve got to make the most of it."
Michael Vick to start Thursday
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com (8/24/14) Jets coach Rex Ryan announced that quarterback Michael Vick will start Thursday's preseason finale against the Eagles. But according to the New York Daily News, Vick won't play much.
Geno Smith officially named Jets starter at QB
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (8/23/14) The Jets officially named Geno Smith the team's starting quarterback Friday, a move that does not come as much of a surprise given his usage in the preseason.
"I think he's taken off from where he left off [last season]," coach Rex Ryan said after announcing the decision. "I expect great things in the future."
Smith has been working almost exclusively with the first time offense during training camp and preseason, as Michael Vick hasn't made much of a push to start. Smith made the decision easier with his solid preseason play, completing 69.7 percent of his 33 passes, for 268 yards and a touchdown. He added a rushing touchdown while turning the ball over just once.
Smith started all 16 games as a rookie, completing just 55.8 percent of his passes and finishing with 12 passing touchdowns to 21 interceptions.
Report: Jets coaches surprised incentive lacking for Michael Vick
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com (8/22/14) Jets coaches have reportedly been taken aback at the resignation of quarterback Michael Vickto a backup role.
Coaches have "privately expressed disappointment that Vick didn't show more hell-bent on winning the starting job," according to Monday Morning Quarterback. Vick has stated his belief that the job has belonged to Geno Smith from the start. He has also not talked like a guy pushing for playing time.
"The last five years I spent in Philly, I had some great years and played in some great games and went through a lot," Vick said. "Now it's an opportunity for me to refresh myself and take a step back away from the game. I'm kind of relishing the moment I'm in right now. I am not required to have to do a lot. Preserving my body right now is very important to me."
Vick has completed 8 of 15 passes for 87 yards in the preseason. He has been outplayed by both Smith and Matt Simms, though he has the team's only touchdown pass.
Report: Geno Smith will start Week 1 barring injury
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com (8/20/14) As expected, the Jets will go with Geno Smith as their starting quarterback in the regular-season opener, reports ESPN.com. An injury is the only thing that would change the team's plans and enable Michael Vick to start, the website.
Smith will start his third preseason game Friday against the Giants. In the first two games, Smith went 14 of 19 for 131 yards with an interception while adding a rushing touchdown.
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.