On Saturday, Vick conceded the position to the second-year signal-caller out of West Virginia.
“Geno’s the starting quarterback for that football team,” Vick said Saturday at a personal appearance, via Dom Cosentino of NJ.com. “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.”
Before signing with the Jets, Vick insisted he’s still a starting quarterback. After signing with the Jets, he made it clear that he plans to compete, and the team made it clear that the competition for the starting job will be open.
Maybe Vick, who has had a hard time making up his mind about which jersey number to wear, will change his mind once or twice, or more often, as offseason workouts unfold and as training camp approaches. Or maybe Vick has been around Smith long enough to realize that the best way to win the job is to make Smith believe he’s already won it.