The quarterback situation is one of the few things anyone in the national media seems to want to talk about when it comes to the Jets. Head coach Rex Ryan has not backed off statements that there will be competition at the quarterback spot. Offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg said this week that while the battle wasn’t 50-50, there would be competition. Projected starting quarterback Geno Smith has tried to stay mum while his projected backup Michael Vick has stuck to his statements that he’s in New York to help the Jets by helping Geno.
The soundbites of both Smith and Vick have been pored over ad nauseum, but what does the rookie quarterback who is likely to sit behind both players think about the situation?
Tajh Boyd, the Jets third pick of the sixth round of the 2014 NFL Draft, gave his opinion on the matter Friday in California at the NFLPA Rookie Premiere and gave an answer similar to that of offensive head Marty Mornhinweg.
“Geno has been pretty much … he’s been the offense,” Boyd told NFL.com’s Around The League at the rookie event. “You know, right now, it’s his team. But, I mean, at the end of the day, you want to go out there and do everything that’s possible to win.
Boyd confirmed that as of now the starting spot was Geno’s … at least at present.
“If Geno gives us the best chance to win, he’s going to start. If Mike gives us the best chance to win, he’ll start.”
Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.comThis is nothing that we didn’t already know but it is good to get a player who is in the meeting room’s take on the matter. The Jets will play the best player and right now the team wants and hopes that player is Smith. Over the long-term, letting Geno continue to play and become a better NFL quarterback would be the best thing. But if Geno can’t hold onto the football since they have Vick the team at the very least has a viable option should they need to make a change.