Ashley Fox, who works for ESPN.com and was a former beat writer in Philadelphia, writes that the Jets organization is open to the idea of Michael Vick winning the starting job for Week One.
So while the best option long term for New York is to allow Smith to continue to develop by gaining experience on game days, there is an understanding inside the Jets practice facility, a source said, that Vick might very well win the job. He might be the guy come Week 1. With his skills and talent, Vick might make it all but impossible for the Jets to name anyone but him the starter.
Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.comMore than anything, this confirms what we already knew. Is it such a bad thing that the Jets might have a hard time determining who to play at the quarterback spot? It’s a sign that they are improving talent over Brady Quinn and David Garrard.
In a perfect world, Geno Smith comes into camp and demonstrates that he’s as good or better at running the Jets offense than the veteran who has worked for many seasons in this offense back in Philly.
In a less than perfect world, the Jets start whoever they feel least concerned about and have the second player ready to jump in should the situation become untenable. The Jets are going to want to give the starting job to Geno Smith, but are realistic enough to keep an open mind in not saying no to an accomplished veteran.