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Michael Vick | Quarterback

Team: New York Jets
Age / DOB:  (34) / 6/26/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 215
College: Virginia Tech
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The Newark Star-Ledger lists Michael Vick as one of the "duds" at Jets minicamp.
Jets OG Willie Colon, who is injured, and third-string QB Matt Simms were listed as the other "duds." Per beat writer Frances Micklow, Vick "still has the arm and athleticism, but seemed to struggle at times" in non-contact practices. Geno Smith has built a relatively comfortable lead entering training camp. Vick could still pay off for the Jets as a willing mentor to 23-year-old Smith. Jun 20 - 3:37 PM

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Coach Rex Ryan reiterated that there is a competition for the Jets' starting quarterback job.

"There is competition, there’s no doubt," Ryan said following Wednesday's OTA session. This comes two days after Michael Vick insisted he doesn't see the job as an open competition. After Ryan spoke on Wednesday, the media spoke again with Vick. Vick went on to say, "Nah, it's not an open competition." The coach and player are clearly not on the same page. Vick was likely told the job is Geno Smith's to lose upon signing. But if Vick looks better during training camp and preseason, we'd think he'd get the nod under center come Week 1.
May 28 - 2:18 PM

Michael Vick insists he doesn't see the quarterback job as an open competition.

Vick and the rest of the Jets players continue to say they see Geno Smith as the starter. Vick said it's not like his competition with Nick Foles last year, when Eagles coach Chip Kelly simply said the best man will start Week 1. Under this Jets scenario, he believes anything close will go to Smith. It legitimately sounds like Geno's job to lose.
May 26 - 8:48 AM

Speaking in a Thursday radio interview, coach Rex Ryan said Michael Vick "definitely" has a chance to win the Jets' starting job.

However, Ryan added that Geno Smith is "going to be hard to beat out." That's mostly just coachspeak — the Jets wouldn't have signed Vick were they dying to keep Smith under center — but Ryan and the team's brain trust have made it clear Smith is No. 1 until Vick proves otherwise. Smith can keep his job with a strong camp and preseason. Vick proved to be a willing mentor for Nick Foles in Philadelphia, so Gang Green won't be afraid to keep him on the bench.
May 15 - 2:49 PM

Michael Vick conceded that he's currently behind Geno Smith for the Jets' starting quarterback job.

"Geno's the starting quarterback," Vick said, after Smith handled first-team reps in pre-draft workouts. "Our goal is to try to help Geno become the best he can be." Despite Vick's comments, OC Marty Mornhinweg recently stated the quarterback spot remains open for competition. Geno is ahead of Vick at this stage of the offseason, but is far from guaranteed to be the Week 1 starter.
May 3 - 6:44 PM

Although Geno Smith is handling first-team offseason reps, Jets OC Marty Mornhinweg insists Michael Vick will be very involved in the competition.

The Jets aren't paying Vick chump change -- he's collecting $4 million in 2014 with another $1 million available through incentives -- and he'll enter training camp squarely in the hunt to be New York's Opening Day starter. "He's 33 years old and he's still got it," Mornhinweg said of Vick. "I look at him as a young 33; he's still got it. He's going to compete hard, he's going to push, he's going to make Geno and the rest of the quarterbacks the very best they can be. When he's called upon to play, I've got great confidence in Mike."
Source: ESPN.com
Apr 30 - 10:44 PM

Michael Vick still considers himself a "legitimate starting quarterback in this league."

"I feel like I can compete with the best of them," Vick said Tuesday. "I feel like I can win football games." Vick's play and health have both steadily eroded in recent years, but he likely still has the edge on Geno Smith. If he doesn't, Vick proved with Nick Foles that he's able and willing to mentor a young teammate.
Mar 25 - 10:07 PM

Jets signed QB Michael Vick to a one-year, $5 million contract.

The deal was reported just minutes after the release of Mark Sanchez. The Jets get their top choice at quarterback, reuniting Vick with former OC Marty Mornhinweg. Vick threw for 1,215 yards, five touchdowns, and three interceptions over six starts with the Eagles last year, completing just 54.6 percent of his passes. Despite his obvious decline over the past three seasons, Vick's veteran skill-set should make him the favorite for the starting job over Geno Smith. Rex Ryan is (again) entering a make-or-break year in 2014.
Mar 21 - 6:48 PM

The New York Daily News reports free agent QB Michael Vick will visit the Jets on Friday.

This will be Vick's first official visit of free agency. Reports out of New York have consistently maintained that he is the Jets' top choice at quarterback, as they want him to provide both mentoring and competition for Geno Smith. Vick had arguably the best year of his career with the Eagles in 2010 under offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg, who now holds the same position with the Jets. Even at age 34, Vick would be a heavy favorite to beat out Smith in an open camp battle.
Mar 19 - 9:56 AM

According to ProFootballTalk, there are "indications" free agent Michael Vick could be moving toward a decision.

It was originally suspected that Vick would wait until after the draft so he could assess the quarterback landscape and choose a destination that would fulfill his desire to be a starter. But after watching Matt Cassel, Chad Henne and Josh McCown get deals, options are drying up. PFT suggests the Raiders, Texans, Browns, Jets, Bills and Titans as possible suitors.
Mar 19 - 9:17 AM

According to the New York Post, free agent Michael Vick remains the Jets' top choice at quarterback.

With Josh McCown off the market, Vick is clearly the Jets' top choice. But they want someone to come in as Geno Smith's backup and only take over if he falters. Vick, on the other hand, wants a legitimate chance to start. He's going to take his time -- possibly until after May's draft -- to see how the quarterback landscape shakes out. The Raiders remain an option.
Mar 13 - 9:38 AM

According to the NFL Network, talks between the Jets and free agent Michael Vick have hit a "roadblock."

The roadblock is reportedly Vick wanting a starting job. That's interesting, because it suggests either the Jets have a stronger commitment to Geno Smith than they've let on, or Vick doesn't want to fight for snaps. If Vick thinks he's going to be handed a starting gig at this point in his career without competing for it, he's kidding himself. Reporter Kim Jones says the two sides could revisit a deal in the future. Right now, Vick's best landing spot looks like the rudderless Raiders.
Mar 11 - 9:23 PM

Sources tell ESPN New York that the Jets have "definite interest" in free agent Michael Vick.

The Jets continue to look like the most logical landing spot for Vick. He flourished under current OC Marty Mornhinweg in Philly and the Jets are searching for competition -- as well as a mentor -- for Geno Smith. Vick's clear-cut paths to starting jobs are drying up with the Vikings and Jaguars re-signing Matt Cassel and Chad Henne, respectively. The Raiders and Bills remain in play.
Mar 11 - 5:22 PM

SI's Peter King suggests the 49ers as a possible backup plan for free agent QB Michael Vick.

The obvious landing spots for Vick are places that can offer him a chance to compete for the starting job. King says the Jets make the most sense and lists the Raiders as well. But if those opportunities dry up, backup jobs with the Eagles and 49ers will come into play. Colin Kaepernick's No. 2 right now is McLeod Bethel-Thompson. Last year's backup, Colt McCoy, is a free agent.
Source: SI.com
Mar 10 - 9:18 AM

Free agent Michael Vick is unlikely to sign with the Jaguars or Vikings after they re-signed Chad Henne and Matt Cassel, respectively.

PFT's Mike Florio reports that the Jaguars' "interest" in Vick may not have been genuine, and may have been floated to the media in an effort to get Henne to agree to terms. The Vikings were never really thought to be a realistic option, either. Other teams that could have interest in a veteran quarterback include the Jets, Bills, Texans, Bucs, and Raiders. The Jets make a lot of sense for Vick.
Mar 8 - 2:36 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Geno Smith
2Michael Vick
3Matt Simms
4Tajh Boyd
RB1Chris Johnson
2Chris Ivory
3Bilal Powell
4Daryl Richardson
5Alex Green
GLB1Chris Ivory
2Chris Johnson
3RB1Chris Johnson
2Bilal Powell
FB1Tommy Bohanon
2Chad Young
WR11Eric Decker
2Shaq Evans
3Jalen Saunders
4Greg Salas
5Quincy Enunwa
WR21Stephen Hill
2Jeremy Kerley
3David Nelson
4Jacoby Ford
5Clyde Gates
WR31Jeremy Kerley
TE1Jace Amaro
2Jeff Cumberland
3Zach Sudfeld
4Chris Pantale
5Colin Anderson
K1Nick Folk