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.
"Going through the competition (in Philadelphia last year), we knew both of us coming in that it was open competition and the best guy was going to win the job," Vick told the New York Daily News. "Pretty much cut and dry. This situation is different. It's kind of unique. Even though it's not an open competition, we're both competing every day."
Vick believes that if he and Smith both have good preseasons then Smith would be the starter.
"It's still tough right now ... I won't lie," Vick added. "Because deep down you always want to be a starter. Hopefully that opportunity will come again one day and I've just got to keep working for it."
Rex Ryan touts Geno Smith but says Michael Vick has a chance
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer (5/15/14) Speaking on WFAN-AM in New York, Jets coach Rex Ryan said that quarterback Geno Smith would be "hard to beat out" for the starting job in camp this summer. "He knows the offense forward and backwards," Ryan said according to the New York Daily News. "I'm definitely convinced that we can win with Geno Smith."
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com (5/4/14) While Jets coach Rex Ryan has said quarterbacks Geno Smith and Michael Vick will compete for the starting job, Vick told The Star-Ledger that Smith is the team's starter.
"Geno's the starting quarterback for that football team," Vick said. "Ultimately our goal is to try to help Geno become the best quarterback that he can be. Myself and [third-stringer Matt Simms] are all trying to put him in a position where he can get better from year one to year two."
Vick's comments come on the heels of offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg saying Smith will get a few more reps with the first team at minicamp. Mornhinweg said, however, that Vick could still win the job.
07/03/2014 01:10 2014 Fantasy Outlooks: Philadelphia Eagles
The Eagles proved to be quite a source of Fantasy production a year ago, led by Nick Foles and LeSean McCoy. Can they keep it going in 2014? Jamey Eisenberg takes a look at the roster.
06/26/2014 17:15 2014 Fantasy Outlooks: New York Jets
The Jets brought in some recognizable names to help bolster their offense in 2014, but should they be relied upon in Fantasy? Our Jamey Eisenberg examines the roster for Draft Day.
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Among our 10 most compelling NFL coaching stories are some on hot seat (Rex Ryan, Mike Smith), others continuing success (Pete Carroll, Chip Kelly) and some new guys (Mike Pettine, Jay Gruden).
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.