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Jets could use two QBs

The Jets could decide to use Michael Vick as a change-of-pace quarterback if the timing is right in a game (Newsday, August 11).

Though all signs point to Geno Smith as the starter, Vick said timing is everything and timing could call for two quarterbacks in a game.

“There is a time for it,” he said. “Those plays can be mixed into the game very easily. We won’t make a big deal out of that. When it happens, it happens.”

Smith is on board with that plan should the team opt for that strategy.

“I think it’ll have some benefits and there may be some disadvantages,” Smith said. “But we won’t know until we actually get on the field.”

Despite Vick’s confidence in the role of two QBs, he admitted that the plays didn’t last long in Philadelphia.

“That’s when we learned that there is a time and place for it,” Vick said. “I think you just mix it in, you disrupt things defensively, what the opposition is doing and make it work like that.”




7 comments
hazard2012
hazard2012

Finding game snaps for Vick while retaining Geno as their starting QB was in the cards the day Vick was signed.   It was always going to happen, and may actually present some opportunities.  This is NOT a Tebow-like idea, however.   Geno and Vick are, to large degree, the same type QB, though Vick is more agile and elusive on his feet.   Either can run or pass, so it's not telegraphing anything when one leaves and the other comes in.  


This is another indication that Rex and MM are going for versatility in their players and schemes on both sides of ball, at as many positions as possible.    Almost anything would be an improvement over what we've seen the last couple years.   

Disgruntled Jets Fan
Disgruntled Jets Fan

I generally hate the idea and don't like telegraphing plays with personnel changes, but I'll say one thing: Vick >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Tebow

will898
will898

What is the old saying? "When you have two quarterbacks you actually have none"

levi
levi

@Disgruntled Jets Fan Thats pretty much how I feel too but Vick could actually launch a long one from the wildcat and thats something we have never had before. Could be something to try now and then....

MikeFrancesser
MikeFrancesser

It's funny that a team with no quarterbacks continues to insist on using two.